WARNING – contents in this story may disturb some readers.
A young mum-to-be has been horrifically tied up and beaten after she was suspected of being a thief.
Shocking footage of the attack (which we have chosen not to post) emerged on social media, showing the pregnant Chinese woman tied to a pole with her hands behind her back.
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A man can be seen pulling her hair while another kicks her in the face.
Reports suggest the woman was targeted because people in the village thought she was a habitual thief.
The woman was taken to hospital, but wasn’t seriously hurt.
A man is said to have handed himself in for the beating and sentenced to eight days in jail and a 300 Yuan fine.