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The four men suspected of beating an alleged helmet thief to death in Kuta have been arrested. 

Three of the suspects arrested were village security officers. 

I Wayan Mahendra, I Wayan Widarta, and Wayan Suranta and a civilian, I Wayan Kuasa, could face up to 12 years in prison for their roles in the death of Muhammad Lutfi. 

Helmet Thief Dies In Hospital After Being Beaten By Mob In Kuta

The incident occurred when the 25-year-old victim from Jember regency, East Java, was accused of stealing a bike helmet.


Disturbing video of the alleged incident went viral on social media causing disgust and outrage amoung the traveler community in Bali. 



ground-zero-monument man killed after being beaten
The alleged beating and murder of Muhammad Lutfi took place near the Kuta Ground Zero Memorial

Denpasar Police Chief, Ruddi Setiawan asked residents and Jagabaya officials not to take the law into their own hands.

“I urge security officers, if you find a crime do not play judge yourself. Leave it to the authorities,” he said.

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