An 18-year-old girl was publicly humiliated after trying to escape with her lover who is from another religion.

The woman was flogged without mercy for trying to flee with her lover. A Muslim teenager found tied to a tree after being beaten by members of her own family in northeastern India was punished for running away with her Hindu boyfriend.

The 18-year-old girl, whose name had not been named, would have opposed the wish of her family by having a relationship with a young man of different religion. After finding the young couple, the girl was tied up and beaten for five hours, according to local media.

The incident, which was recorded on a mobile phone by a witness, took place in a small village in Nawada district, in the state of Bihar, in north-eastern India. Local media reported that the 18-year-old girl fled the village with her Hindu partner, Rupesh Kumar, although her family banned her.

The couple would have left to get married, but the girl’s family was quickly informed and managed to find her after contacting her boyfriend, according to reports. The village council reportedly ordered that the girl be punished for “dishonouring” their community.

A shocking video shows the girl lying on the floor, tied to a tree, surrounded by a crowd. One man is seen raising his head by the hair while another is holding a reed in his hand.

Another clip sees her so attached to the tree that she is unable to move. Local news reports that the teenager remained provocative and wanted to stay with her boyfriend. The police were called to the scene but did not arrest anyone.

Source: Daily mail

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