This is the shocking moment a woman was flogged 100 times by her husband as punishment for adultery before collapsing in front of a mob – who then sexually assaulted her.
The terrified woman, tied by her hands to a rope hanging from a tree, can be heard screaming in pain as her husband repeatedly whipped her with a leather belt in northern India.
A group of men and boys standing around in a circle watched as she collapsed unconscious after the frenzied beating yesterday in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh.
But her ordeal did not end there with reports claiming some of the villagers then sexually assaulted and tried to rape her. When she regained her senses, they warned her against telling the police before running off.
Shocking footage shows a wife being flogged 100 times by her husband as punishment for adultery before collapsing in front of a mob
Mob justice: The savage punishment was carried out after a kangaroo court found her guilty of eloping with her boyfriend.
The savage punishment was carried out after a kangaroo court found her guilty of eloping with her boyfriend.
According to Bulandshahr police, the woman had run off with her lover in the first week of March and was staying with him at a relative’s house.
On March 10, her husband sent a people to convince her to return home – telling her they will forget the past and start their life afresh.
But when she returned, a court of village elders was set up to decide a punishment – that she should be flogged 100 times by her husband.
In a mobile phone video, the woman can be seen strung up in public as he lashes out at her until she collapses.
A group of men and boys standing around in a circle watched as she collapsed unconscious (pictured) after the frenzied beating yesterday in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh
Her husband pauses only briefly to take off his jacket before completing his merciless assault.
The woman was badly injured and filed a complaint against the accused after a week once she had recovered.
According to her statement, police have registered a case against her husband, an ex-village head and five village strongmen.
Police Inspector Altaf Ansari, in charge of Police Station, said: ‘We have registered a case against her husband Saudan, former village head Sher Singh and his son Shravansinh and arrested them.
‘We have started a hunt for other accused. The woman has been sent to the hospital for medical examination.’