A man who slept with a married woman was tied upside down and flogged by her husband – a day after she was lashed 100 times for adultery in an Indian village. The unnamed man was strung up from the branch of a tree in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh before being whipped repeatedly for the affair.
Another clip shows him cowering on the ground as a baying crowd savagely attacked him with sticks.
A day earlier, the victim’s lover had been tied up by the wrists and whipped 100 times by her husband for eloping. Afterwards, some of the men watching sexually assaulted and tried to rape her.
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 kangaroo court of village elders was set up to decide a punishment.
A hunt was launched for the lover following a diktat from the same ‘Panchayat’ court.
His punishment was to be tied upside down from a tree and mercilessly thrashed with sticks and leather belts.
He can be seen holding out his hands in a bid to fend off some of the ferocious blows and cries out in pain as he is lashed repeatedly.
The beating mirrored the one handed to his married lover who, a day earlier, could be heard screaming as her husband attacked her over and over again.
A group of men and boys standing around in a circle watched as she collapsed unconscious after the frenzied beating. But her ordeal did not end there with reports claiming some of the villagers then
exually assaulted and tried to rape her. When she regained her senses, they warned her against telling the police before running off.
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.
Source – Nationalhelm