Security Guard Killed in Latest Nightspot Attack
Legian’s nightspot war claimed a fatal victim when armed youths invaded Red Room, a popular venue in Jl Dyana Pura, and cornered and stabbed two security guards apparently after failing to find the person they were looking for.
The attack occurred at 2.30am on Wednesday. The dead security guard — who died at Sanglah Hospital of multiple stab wounds — was named as Bagus Alit Edi Sastrawan. The other victim, named by police as Isaiah Karmoi, was stabbed several times in the back and is being treated for his injuries at Sanglah.
Denpasar Police Chief Suryanbodo Asmoro said the case was being investigated. Denpasar and Kuta Police had spoken to witnesses and gathered forensic evidence at the scene.
“There have been six to seven witnesses examined. However, the motive of the attack is unknown. Please wait for the results of further investigation,” he said on Wednesday.
After the attack suspicions emerged that the incident may have been connected with the latest attack on the Sky Garden disco at 61 Legian, the entertainment complex near the Bomb Memorial in Jl Legian.
Witnesses to Wednesday’s attack in Jl Dyana Pura said they believed the gang had intended to attack the Sky Garden disco – the scene of two violent gang attacks recently – but had diverted to the Red Room because there were police and military guards outside 61 Legian.
They said the gang was armed with swords, heavy chains and other weapons.
Witnesses said the gang went straight into the Red Room premises, apparently trying to find a specific person. When they failed to find their mark they attacked the two security guards. “Both victims were cornered and could not do anything about it; there were so many attackers,” one source said.
The witness, who would not give his name, said the attackers fled the scene immediately after slashing and stabbing the two victims and destroying bar facilities.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment