Australians detained for assault, urination in Bali

Australians detained for assault, urination in Bali

Two Australian brothers, Scott O'Hehir, 32, and Timothy O'Hehir, 27, have been detained at the North Kuta Police station after they allegedly assaulted a local man in Canggu village, North Kuta, Bali.

The brothers reportedly beat up and injured the man after the latter reprimanded them for urinating inside a shop construction site and behind a Hindu shrine in front of the shop.

North Kuta Police chief Adj. Comr. Ronny Riantoko Eppang said the incident happened on Friday night at around 7:30 p.m., in front of the Apakabar Restaurant on Jl. Batubolong in Canggu. The incident caused the victim, Wayan Mudipa, 35, injuries to his forehead and right hand.

Mudipa said he saw the two Australians urinating at his new shop, which is still under construction, on Friday night. Timothy allegedly urinated inside the shop, while Scott allegedly urinated behind the shrine.

Upon seeing the behaviour, Mudipa warned the two Australians. "When the victim reprimanded them, both became angry and attacked the victim with a beer bottle and said that they would kill the victim. One of the perpetrators hit the victim's face repeatedly," Ronny said.

The police said they would release the Australians on Sunday evening as they had reached an agreement with the victim.

Earlier, the suspects met with the victim on Saturday night for mediation. As a result, the victim offered to forgive the two brothers, as long as they provided compensation by covering medical bills, the cost of damaged belongings - namely the victim's watch and sunglasses - and the cost of a Balinese Hindu ceremony that would have to be conducted following the incident at the shrine.

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