In a shocking incident, a woman was tied to a tree and brutally beaten with sticks by her sister and other relatives over a property dispute in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district, police said on Monday.
A video which went viral on social media shows a helpless woman being assaulted by a few people with her hands tied to a tree as she cries for help and mercy.
As per the police, a land dispute was going on for a long time between Dayaram and his elder brother Maniram.
While the younger brother Dayaram left the village for some urgent work, Maniram pounced on the opportunity to torture the victim.
The victim was also dragged and abused at a farm in Nawalgarh area by the seven people, including four minors, they said.
Her innocent son cried and asked them to leave his mother as he saw his mother get beaten up black and blue with sticks and rods, but the merciless family did not have compassion for the woman of their own family.
Police said a case has been registered against the seven people, including victim's sister who is also her sister-in-law. The victim and her sister are married to two brothers.
The accused have fled since the incident, Nawalgarh police station SHO Surendra Singh said, adding the woman was beaten over a dispute over the ownership of the farm.
The woman who was later beaten up had objected to farming by her sister's husband which apparently angered his family.
Police are working to arrest the assaulters as soon as possible, and appropriate action would be taken against the person who shot the video and circulated it online, Surendra Singh said.
No arrests have been made so far in the case as the search for Maniram and others continue.