A man with initials (IP) has lost his life after getting beaten by villagers for breaking into a villa in the Nusa Dua area on Monday evening (24/5).
The Head of the South Kuta Police Department, Kompol Yusak Agustinus Sooai confirmed that the suspect who carried a knife during an attempt to break into a villa has died at the location. “The suspect died on the spot after getting beaten by nearby villagers. Prior to this incident, police officers had been chasing this man for similar crimes in the South Kuta area.” Kompol Yusak said.
The incident occured when one of the guests of the villa who was identified as Ni Komang Krista became suspicious when she saw a stranger through the window who managed to break into the villa while she was watching television on Monday evening around 12:00pm. She became afraid, so she contacted her friend named I Putu Merta who lives near the villa location and asked for help. Shortly after, when Merta arrived at the villa he saw a man on his motorbike, but he immediately took off when he saw Merta coming.
When Merta entered the villa, he noticed that the suspect managed to break the door lock to gain access into the building. As he opened the door, he saw another stranger inside the villa, so he attempted to catch the suspect. But apparently IP was carrying a knife and tried to assault Merta. Thankfully, nearby villagers came to the location after Krista started shouting for help. When the officer arrived at the location, the suspect had already passed away due to injuries sustained from the incident. “The suspect was a specialist in breaking into villas, so it wasn’t his first time he had done such a thing.” Kompol Yusak added. The body was later transported to the hospital for further investigation.
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