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A Violent End to 2012 in Bali

One Man Dead and Two Injured After New Year’s Eve Brawl in Denpasar, Bali

(1/6/2013) One man died and two others were injured in brawl that occurred on New Year’s Eve in a residential area of Denpasar, Bali.

The Jakarta Globe said Bali police have identified the dead man as Nyoman Adi Saputra (24) who died from knife wounds to his stomach and abdomen. Meanwhile, two men from Peguyangan, Denpasar - Wayan Suardana (42) and Ketut Ardana, (32), suffered minor injuries requiring medical treatment.

Police say Ardana was the man who attacked Saputra and is expected to be taken into custody by police once he is released from hospital where his injuries are being treated.

While details remain sketchy, Saputra was believed to have been intoxicated when he crashed his motorcycle into a community gateway. Saputra exchanged word with local residents, returning some time later in a pick-up truck with a group of 4-5 friends ostensibly to do battle with members of the local neighborhood. The ensuing battle ended with the death of Saputra and injuries for the two other men.

In order to prevent the incident escalating to a war between competing villages in Denpasar, police have mediated an agreement between leaders from both communities to consider the matter as a private altercation and allow the law to take its course in determining if Ardana is guilty of manslaughter or acted in self-defense.