Mischief and adolescence simply go hand-in-hand, with many of us having recalled pulling innocent pranks on unsuspecting victims for the sake of cheap thrills or a laugh. However, one should always bear in mind the fine line that exists between good-natured amusement, and cruel violence that could put others in harm’s way.
Teenagers attack Gombak home with fireworks
This would be a hard lesson that a group of teenagers would learn through experience, after they were recently caught on video aiming fireworks at a private home. As reported by local newspaper Sinar Harian, the incident was said to have taken place in Kampung Changkat, Gombak.
Video footage of the incident, which was uploaded just days prior, appear to show victims living in the home screaming in fear after the fireworks could be seen streaking into their property. Some managed to land close to the individual filming the chaos, resulting in a bright flash of sparks.
“Launching fireworks above ❌
Launching fireworks at someone’s house ✅” the caption to one of the videos read.
Separate clips filmed by onlookers also indicated how a group of adolescent youths had amassed around a home before launching fireworks at it. It isn’t immediately known what prompted the siege by the teenagers.
Two injured as a result
Gombak District Police Chief, Superintendent Noor Ariffin Mohamad said that investigations into the incident have revealed that it had in fact taken place a little over a week ago on March 31st at around midnight. As a consequence of the fireworks being launched into the home, two victims, aged 19 and 24 respectively, suffered from injuries to their thigh and ear.
At this point in time, the case will be investigated under Section 435/324 of the Penal Code for committing mischief by fire or any explosive substance to cause, or knowingly will cause damage to property. Upon conviction, it can carry a minimum fine amount of RM50 or a jail term of up to 14 years.
Those with information pertaining to the case have been urged to contact Criminal Investigation Officer Inspector Nur Atikah Adnan at 018-3648044, or the Gombak Police Headquarters at 03-61262222.
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