THIS is the outrageous moment a young woman was violently abused on a busy street by a gang who suspected her of being a mistress.
Among the group of attackers is thought to be the wife whose husband had allegedly been involved in an extramarital affair with the young victim.
In the distressing footage, which was uploaded on China’s Vine-like video-sharing application Miaopai, a young woman sits half-naked on the floor of a busy street in broad daylight as the angry spouse stands over her and attempts to undress her from the waist down.
The victim – dressed in green – can be seen lying on the ground covering her face and screaming in pain.
At least three others, thought to be the wife and her friends, surround her, while ripping at her hair.
They also strike her thighs and backside with a shoe until the victim is swollen and red.
Reports said witnesses did nothing to stop the beating, which carried on for several minutes.
The footage – captured on a camera phone – was shot in an unspecified city in China.
After the video went viral on China’s popular microblogging site Sina Weibo, it fueled the ongoing debate over the morals of so-called "mob justice".
While it is unclear whether the assailants will be punished for their abuse of the young mistress, arrests have been made in the past for similar incidents.
Woman Brutally Beaten By Gang Who Thought She Was a 'Mistress'4.55SEEKER Saturday, 20 August 2016 THIS is the outrageous moment a young woman was violently abused on a busy street by a gang who suspected her of being a mistress. Among...