Man So Stressed with Debts, He Threw Flower Pots & Sound System From Flat


People deal with anger in many ways.

For example, the giant green man from Marvel universe hulk smashes when he’s provoked:


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For others who want to display their anger in private, they pay to go into a room and smash things up:

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As for Mr R Thirumal Raj, he chose to vent his frustrations by throwing flower pots and a sound system out from his flat’s window.

The 50-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of committing a rash act that endangered the safety of others.

He was sentenced to six weeks’ imprisonment yesterday, 7 Sep 2020.


What Happened?

The incident happened in January this year.

Mr R Thirumal Raj drank half a bottle of whisky and two cans of beer after work back at his rented unit and became tipsy.

After that, he scolded his landlady for not allowing him to buy flowers for a religious offering.

He left the flat after that.

At around 10pm, Mr R Thirumal Raj came back home and saw that he had received two letters from licensed moneylenders.

According to his Deputy Public Prosecutor, Mr Niranjan Ranjakunalan, Mr Thirumal became frustrated and stressed, and started shouting at his landlady.

The landlady who had to bear the brunt of his anger left the flat as she was afraid. She then approached her son for help.

Her son brought her to a hotel to stay as she was scared of heading back home.

Killer Litter

Mr Thirumal then threw a Sony sound system out from the kitchen window. He then walked to the corridor and threw four flower pots down from the fourth-floor unit.

A man who was walking his dog nearby heard the noise and reported the incident to the police.

When the police officers arrived at Mr Thirumal’s unit and questioned him, Mr Thirumal did not admit that he was the culprit. He claimed that he did not hear or witness anything.

The landlady who returned home then notified the police that the items were thrown down from her unit.

She also mentioned to the police that this wasn’t the first time Mr Thirumal had thrown things out from the flat.

For committing a rash act which endangers life or the personal safety of others, he could have been jailed for up to six months, fined up to $2,500, or both.



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