Islam faces 108 charges after he allegedly poured petrol through the
branch of Commonwealth Bank in Melbourne, Australia, before setting it
At the time, staff and customers – including a mum with a pram – were inside the building.
A court in Melbourne was shown CCTV of Islam, 22, apparently walking into the bank while emptying a cannister behind him.
The footage shows terrified customers fleeing as the place goes up in flames.
According to Yahoo News Australia, Islam became angry at the length of time he had to wait to withdraw his $442 savings.
He allegedly went and bought several litres of fuel before returning
to the bank. He is then accused of pouring petrol on the ground and
setting it alight.
Islam reportedly set himself on fire too during the incident. He
suffered burns to 60 per cent of his body, according to the site.
He has pleaded not guilty to 33 of the charges of intentionally causing injury and serious injury.