A young Indian woman has been tied to a tree for five hours and brutally whipped after she ran off with her Hindu boyfriend to get married.
The Indian couple had eloped to get married but the girl’s family traced them after contacting Rupesh Kumar who is the girl’s boyfriend.
After her family managed to track her down, the village council ordered the 19-year-old to be publicly punished for bringing dishonour to the village.
The Muslim woman is said to have dated her Hindu lover for more than 18 months. She confessed to the village council that she was “ready for any punishment”.
She said: “I love the boy and will marry him come what may.
“I don’t believe in castes or religions.
“I am 19-year-old and can well decide whom I should marry, whom I should not”.
The village council reportedly ordered the girl whipped and tied to the tree for five hours.
The 19 year old woman has not been named, but is said to be the daughter of Mohammad Farid Ansari.
Her family had forbidden the relationship, and warned the couple to stay away from each other.
Villagers, including elderly woman and children, were seen standing around the woman and in another clip, she was seen on the ground, still tied to the tree.
Mohammed told reporters that he had asked his daughter to introduce him to her partner but she had refused.
It is unclear if any arrests were made.
The police made no arrests in relation to those who tied her up, saying no formal complaint was filed.