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Australian man accused of naked, violent rampage in Indonesia secures release


A Queensland man accused of seriously injuring a local man during an alleged naked rampage in the religiously conservative Indonesian province of Aceh has reportedly been released.

Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones, 23, has been in custody since late April after he allegedly chased and struck people in the street, including a fisherman who needed stitches in his leg.

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Risby-Jones faced a charge of maltreatment, according to media reports.

He reportedly faced up to five years in jail and a public lashing if convicted over the alleged attack in the town of Simeulue.

His victim, Edi Ron, suffered a large cut on his leg that required dozens of stitches.

He told 7NEWS that Risby-Jones “went berserk, chasing people”.

Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones, 23. Credit: 7NEWS

He claimed he was hit by the young man “from behind”.

“If I had not been saved by the people there, I would have been beaten in the ditch,” Edi said.

Risby-Jones told local media he felt “possessed” and “was not myself” during the incident.

Simeulue fisherman Edi Ron spoke to 7NEWS after allegedly being attacked by Australian man Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones. Credit: 7NEWS
Bodhi Risby-Jones during an appearance before local media in May. Credit: 7NEWS

In late May, it was revealed Risby-Jones had reached an agreement to pay his victim AU$25,000.

“I hope the money can be used to help you guys a lot,” Risby-Jones told Edi’s wife through an interpreter, the ABC reported.

“I am once again very sorry and I’m very happy that you accepted my apology. Thank you.”

Risby-Jones is expected to return to Australia in coming days.

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Source: 7News