Irish tourist found hanged in Kuta hotel room

Kuta Beach. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Kuta Beach. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

An Irishman was found dead at a hotel in Bali in the popular tourist town of Kuta on Monday evening.

The 35-year-old had been hanged using a mosquito net, from the bar of the room’s closet, local media in Bali is reporting. Police say the death appears to have been a suicide, but they are still investigating the case.

The Irishman had been traveling with a female friend staying in a different room at the same hotel, who he allegedly had a disagreement with, police say.

The Irishman’s body was found around 7pm when two hotel employees went in to clean his room. They say they knocked on the man’s door several times and went in when they heard no response.

Kuta Police Chief Wayan Sumara said police sent officers to the hotel and immediately set up a crime scene after receiving information about the dead tourist.

“There were no signs of violence on the victim’s body. There were also no valuables missing and there was a gold necklace still attached to the victim’s neck,” Sumara told Merdeka on Monday.

“The motive is not yet confirmed as suicide. Officers did not find any missing or dangerous objects in the room. However, the room was already in a state of disarray. Initial allegations are that there were personal problems,” Sumara added.

The man’s body was taken to the morgue at Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar after it was found.

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