Passersby stopped to help the woman up after the brutal attack in eastern China’s Shandong Province yesterday.Chinese media has reported the woman, who was left with a heavily swollen face after the beating, was battered by the scorned wife of her lover.
The woman was spotted slumped up against a tree in low bushes in what appears to be a busy built-up area.
Photos shared on Chinese social media site Weibo claimed to show the woman before and after the attack, and reveal how horrifically transformed her face was by the force of the blows.
Reports circling on Weibo claimed the woman was actually attacked by four men hired by the cheating man’s wife.The posts alleged she had been detained and beaten for several days.
The woman has refused to reveal how she suffered the injuries, the public security bureau of the city of Anqui in Shandong Province said on its Facebook page.
Chinese news service Shen Weifang suggested the images of the woman before the attack were ripped from one of her social media accounts.