A 34-year-old man named I Wayan Mertayasa has been found dead after allegedly being electrocuted while working at a villa in the Kuta area.
The Head of the Kuta Police Department, Kompol I Nyoman Gatra confirmed that a man who has been living on Jalan Gunung Salak, West Denpasar was found dead on Wednesday afternoon (19/5) around 3:00pm. “Mertayasa was found lifeless in the garden of Surya Mas Villa which is located in Kuta this afternoon.” Kompol Gatra said on Wednesday (19/5).
According to information from a bystander named Ni Komang Ayu Nia Wijayanti (aged 23), Mertayasa had been working as the swimming pool cleaner and was working as normal before the incident occured. Shortly after, she saw Mertayasa laying down in the garden of the villa. She attempted to call his name, and when she never got a response she became suspicious. Wijayanti called out to another bystander named Ketut Ariawan (aged 39) to help check on Mertayasa’s condition.
Ketut explained that a sickle that was still in Mertayasa’s hand had contact with an electric wire on the ground. After realizing that, Ketut immediately turned off the electricity to the villa and called the police. “When we arrived at the location, his body had already turned blue. We didn’t find any wounds from a physical assault on his body, so we assume that he died from being electrocuted.” Kompol Gatra concluded. The body was transported to the Sanglah Public Hospital by an ambulance from the Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) for further investigation.
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