The young woman whose savage whipping punishment in Indonesia shocked the world was singled out as an example because she was caught having sex with another college student, it can be revealed today.
Disturbing images of Nur Elita, 20, scream in agony and collapse as she was beaten with a bamboo cane outside Baiturrahumim Mosque, in Banda Aceh, shocked the world.
The student, who was said to have ‘stepped over the line of acceptance’, was rushed to hospital for treatment.
On Monday, six people were caned in public for indecent behavior and gambling in the city of Banda Aceh in Indonesia – where sharia law applies.
According to the Jakarta Post, citing the news agency Antara, two students were among the six who were punished.
The two – a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman – were punished for having had intimate contact (kissing) without being married. According to Reuters, the two are romantically involved.