According to Dailymail, the unnamed man was strung up from the branch of a tree in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh before being whipped repeatedly for the affair.
As he was being lashed, 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.
The woman was badly injured and filed a complaint against the accused after a week once she had recovered.