Dramatic photos show a child rapist who succumbs to pain after being beaten in public 146 times.
The 19-year-old perpetrator pleaded for mercy when he received the brutal punishment in Idi Rayeuk, East Aceh, Indonesia.
After the collapse, the man was briefly treated by a medic before the flogging was resumed by a member of the Sharia police.
According to reports, the teenager was arrested earlier this year on charges of molesting and raping a child.
Public flogging is a common punishment for heinous criminals who violate Islamic law in the ultra-conservative Aceh province.
Ivan Nanhhar Alavi, an official from the Eastern Aceh Prosecutor’s Office, told reporters that “the maximum penalty is intended as a deterrent.”
Earlier this year, a child molester was flogged until he collapsed and will be reattached once his wounds are healed.
The man, whose name only has Roni, was said to be hit 169 times, but collapsed after 52 times. Medical investigators ruled that he was unable to proceed.
Officials in the ultra-conservative Indonesian city of Banda Aceh have promised he will receive the rest of the sentence after his recovery.
Roni had been in prison for six months before the assault was carried out, reducing his sentence from 175 to 169 – one for each month behind bars.
After being struck 52 times, he was found on his back with heavy blisters.
If he went ahead and got hit by the same beating, the blood vessels could burst and bleed, ” said one of the medics. IDN Times.
“It is better if we postpone it until recovery is good and the convict can be punished again.”