A young Karangasem man is dead, allegedly of multiple stab wounds, after a fight at the Bounty Disco in Legian’s nightclub district early on Wednesday.
One security guard, identified only by the initials AR, was later detained as a suspect by police investigating the incident.
Police said Wayan Kayun, 19, originally from Munti Gunung near Tianyar in far western Karangasem, went to the Bounty, a popular late-night venue on Jl Legian, at about 1.30am on Wednesday. Security guards refused him entry because he looked underage and could not pay the admission charge.
Witnesses said he then tried to evade the guards to enter the disco but was seen by them and chased through the building. Details of what followed are sketchy, but according to reports Kayun was caught by pursuing guards inside the premises.
Kuta Police chief Gede Ganefo said later Kayun bled to death outside the Bounty before an ambulance could reach the scene. The body was taken to the Sanglah Hospital morgue in Denpasar.
The Kuta-Legian entertainment district is supposedly under a virtual police and local community lockdown following a rash of violent incidents earlier this year.