Mob tie man and his cousins to tree and thrash them and molest the women

Furious mob tie a man and his female cousins to a tree, brutally thrash them with ropes and sticks and 'molest the two women' for helping him run off with a married woman in India Hundreds gawp at severe lashing being giving to man and his two cousins Alleged they were tracked down and beaten after he 'eloped' with a man's wife Police have arrested five and are looking for four more over the incident Happened in the Arjun colony area of Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district, India

By William Cole For Mailonline

Published: 11:03 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 11:09 BST, 16 May 2019

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A village of people stood and gawped as a man and two woman were tied to a tree and beaten and later molested.

Horrendous video shows the man, who allegedly eloped with a man's wife, wincing in pain as he is repeatedly hit with an object.

The alleged incident took place in Arjun colony are of Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district, and is believed to have been organised by the husband of the married woman.

Hundreds of people appear to have gathered for the Medieval form of punishment around a bare tree, as the tree victims come into view.

In the hard-to-watch footage, the trio - one of which is a minor - are brutally whipped on their backs with a series of objects including at one point a piece of a tree.

The man, who is alleged to have eloped with a married woman, at one point pleads for mercy from someone who holds a weapon aloft and appears to be spared.

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