A young Muslim lady has been tied to a tree for five hours and whipped after she ran off with her Hindu boyfriend to get married.
The village council ordered the 19-year-old to be punished for bringing dishonour to the village after her family managed to track her down.
The Muslim woman had been dating her Hindu lover for more than 18 months and told reporters 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,” she asserted.
The woman, who has not been named but is the daughter of Mohammad Farid Ansari, ran away from the village of Jogiya Maran in north east India, with boyfriend Rupesh Kumar.
Her family, who had forbidden the relationship, managed to find her after contacting her lover, according to reports.
The village council reportedly ordered the girl be punished for bringing dishonour to the village, and she was tied to the tree and whipped.
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.
Her father 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, as no complaint was filed.
Mr Kumar is on the run.