This is horrible! How can anyone ever think of doing something stupid like this?
A three-year-old boy was allegedly left inside a washing machine by his uncle as a joke at about 12.30 am today, October 2, 2018.
According to the launderette owner Hazmal Hassan, the boy had gone to the launderette in Bukit Sentosa, Rawang with his parents and uncle last night.
Hulu Selangor police chief Supt Lim Bak Phai was quoted by Malay Mail as saying,
“The 25-year-old mother had brought her three-year-old son to the laundry (at) around 12.30 am to do her clothes washing.”
Hazmal told NST,
“Suddenly the uncle put the child inside the washing machine and the door became stuck and could not be opened.”
It is learned that the boy’s mother was unaware of the man’s actions until she realized her son was stuck in a washing machine.
According to Bernama, the act was meant to be a joke.
Luckily, several men from a restaurant next to the launderette managed to rescue the little boy by breaking the glass door with a hammer then pulling the boy out from the washing machine.
The boy was then handed to his mother, who seemed distraught in the viral video.
At the time of writing, the video has garnered over 26,000 shares and more than 909,000 views within seven hours.
Hazmal added that the boy’s father has promised to pay him RM3,000 in damages as a result of the incident. He said,
“I don’t know how it happened but a boy’s life was at stake.
“The washing machine door will lock automatically when coins are inserted or when someone hits the start button.”
He added that the boy was lucky as the machine did not start.
Why would the father have to pay for the damage caused? It should’ve been the uncle, don’t you think?
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