Second Balinese man accused of raping WA woman 'shot in leg'
A man suspected of being involved in the violent robbery and rape of an Australian
woman in Bali has been shot while being arrested by police.
The 30-year-old was arrested on Monday after a six-week search by police on Bali and
on the neighbouring Indonesian island of Lombok.
It is the second arrest in the case after another suspect, taken into custody last month,
agreed to help police with their search.
The man arrested on Monday, identified by police as Junaedi, alias Idi, is believed to have
been behind the rape of the Perth woman in the early hours of the morning on April 27.
It's alleged he first forced the woman to open the safe in her room at Villa Damais in Kerobokan,
after which he held a knife to her throat and raped her as family members slept nearby.
North Kuta Police Chief Reinhard Habonaran Nainggolan today confirmed the arrest, which comes
after another man involved in the robbery who was caught last month provided details of the
whereabouts of the three other members of the gang.
"Our officer had to shoot him in the leg because he tried to run away," Reinhard told AAP.
Police said at the time that the woman's description of her attacker matched that of a man
believed to have carried out previous rapes.
It is the latest in a spate of violent incidents in an area of Bali popular with tourists,
In March, Mercedes Corby was bashed by a gang in Kuta as she returned home from a party.
The older sister of convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby needed minor surgery after suffering a
broken nose and bleeding to the cornea during the assault.
In January, a West Australian man was stabbed multiple times in the back while fighting off armed robbers at his Bali villa.
Under Indonesian law, a rape conviction carries a maximum penalty of 12 years in jail.
If convicted, the gang members would most likely be sent to Kerobokan jail, where a number of
Australians are housed including Corby and the Bali Nine.
Karlis Salna, AAP South-East Asia Correspondent