|Rohingya took petrol to burn the bank.|
Nur Islam set the bank on fire after experiencing problems with his bank card. There were 39 people inside, including an eight-year-old who thought she was going to die. Islam will be eligible for parole after seven years. Nur Islam pleaded guilty to a total of 16 charges, including arson and recklessly causing serious injury.
Security camera footage from the time shows Islam tossing petrol around the entrance of the Commonwealth Bank in Springvale, in Melbourne's south-east, on November 18, 2016. He then set the petrol alight with a cigarette lighter. Judge Howard Mason noted Islam's offending had been captured on numerous cameras up and down Springvale Road.
"[It] constitutes dramatic and sickening viewing," he said. Islam's actions caused "panic, confusion and danger" inside the bank, Judge Mason said. "There appears to be no rational explanation for your bizarre and callous actions." The 24-year-old, from Myanmar, must serve a minimum of seven years in jail before becoming eligible for parole.