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Woman beaten in public ceremony for being too close to her boyfriend

By Mason White 11:53 AM December 30, 2015
Nur Elita flogged in public 

By: Wayne Morin
A woman in Indonesia, was severely beaten in a public ceremony after she was caught being too close with her boyfriend.

20-year-old Nur Elita of Banda Aceh, was charged with indecent behavior after being accused of showing affection to a university student.

Elita was sentenced to receive five lashes in public. A large crowd gathered to watch the woman being flogged. After receiving the five lashes, Elita was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Deputy mayor Zainal Arifin was among those who came to witness the flogging at the Baiturrahumim Mosque. The boyfriend, who was not identified, was also flogged in public.

Before the flogging, Arifin told the crowd that the punishment should serve as a lesson to residents not to engage in indecent behavior in public.

Elita and her boyfriend studied together at a university.