Thirty-three year old Balinese man I Gusti Made Susila has been arrested for Monday’s mindless knife attack on Denpasar schoolgirl Anak Agung Pratama Dewi.
The assault, which took place in an alleyway off Jl. Gunung Penulisan in Denpasar, occurred around lunchtime on Monday as the teen was walking home from school.
“The perpetrator followed the victim, his head and face covered with a helmet and a mask. When nobody was around, he pulled out the knife and cut the victim’s legs until she was injured,” recapped an official in a report by Kumpuran.
Susila quickly fled the scene after the attack. Police have since discovered his jacket and mask, dumped at the Batanta Dam after the crime was committed.
Shocked and wounded, the sixth-grade student was helped back to her home in Jl. Imam Bonjol by local residents.”The victim told me that before being slashed, a man riding a Yamaha Jupiter motorbike with small frame and dark skin had twice teased her,” said an unnamed source to Kumpuran.
The incident was reported by Dewi’s parents on Monday. Having secured the knife, helmet and motorbike as evidence, police arrested Susila at 3:30pm yesterday at his place of work on Jl. Majapahit, Kuta, reported Bali Post.