A Briton was allegedly stabbed to death by his Indonesian girlfriend during a video call to family at home, according to reports.
Matt Harper, 48, is believed to have died of his injuries after being stabbed by Emmy Pakpahan in the Southeast Asian country, The Sun reported.
The father-of-two, who worked for luxury hotel company Karma, had a video call with his UK-based daughter-in-law and ex-wife, the headline read.
Friends of Matt told The Sun he had been in a relationship with Emmy, who is in her 40s and was born in Indonesia but has US citizenship from a previous marriage, since last July.
She allegedly told police that Matt killed himself and even showed them a video of him dying on the floor of his home in Bali, moments from his alleged attack on Thursday.
” I do not know what happened. I don’t know, I don’t know,” she says in the clip, from outside the property. She was outside because, she says, her boyfriend locked himself inside to make himself harm without a hitch.
In a video uploaded by Pakpahan, she thanks friends and family for their “support” following Matt’s death.
“Naturally, I am sad. And if you haven’t heard from me, it’s not because I don’t want to answer, I need time to process things,” she told the camera.
“Please don’t believe anything until a statement comes out of the police department.”
Despite the video, Bali police arrested Pakpahan on suspicion of murder.
Matt’s ex-girlfriend in Bali, Allin Efashion, told The Sun: “I was with him before he met Emmy. He was a perfect gentleman, a caring, lovely man. He was the love of my life. I can’t believe he’s gone.
“He texted me days before he died saying he hated Emmy for ruining his life – and he was sorry he left me.
He was the best father to his two daughters and daughter-in-law and was loved by many friends in the UK and Bali. May he rest in peace.”
Other friends described Pakpahan as a “psycho” girlfriend. There are even allegations leveled against her that she is a serial con artist who scammed strangers out of money.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is reportedly in contact with Indonesian police over the death of a Briton in Bali.