Moroccan man arrested after slicing New Zealander in the neck with smashed bottle on Bali road

The victim was immediately taken to a local hospital for treatment. Photo: Istimewa
The victim was immediately taken to a local hospital for treatment. Photo: Istimewa

A Moroccan national was arrested in Bali for alleged violent assault against a fellow foreigner from New Zealand, police said, after the former reportedly attacked the victim using the sharp edge of a smashed beer bottle.

The incident occurred on Pantai Berawa Road in North Kuta on Saturday, according to a statement released by the Badung Police today. The victim, identified as JMJN, was crossing the street with his girlfriend when the suspect, identified as YEY, scraped him while he was riding his motorbike. The incident led to an argument, and eventually a physical altercation, between the two.

Police said YEY then pulled out a beer bottle from the dashboard of his motorbike, smashed the bottle, and used the shard to attack JMJN. YEY reportedly sliced JMJN in the neck using the makeshift weapon, causing a serious but non-fatal wound.

“So the assault was committed by using the glass shard from a beer bottle,” Badung Police spokesman I Ketut Sudana said.

“Afterward, the victim was taken to be treated at a hospital and the perpetrator was apprehended and taken to the North Kuta sub-precinct.”

YEY has been charged with violent assault under Indonesia’s Criminal Code (KUHP), which carries a maximum prison sentence of five years.

Meanwhile, police have not offered any updates on YEY’s condition.

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