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A man in the southern Chinese city of Maoming was thrown into the river while tied up in a cage after being caught cheating with his mistress in the wee hours of the morning last Friday.
Footage of the incident has been circulated widely, showing the alleged unfaithful husband moaning in pain as a crowd of men tied him up in a bamboo “pig cage”.
Police said the man, who has not been identified, is in stable condition.
Four suspects have been arrested while investigations are ongoing.
Three of the suspects surrendered the day after the incident.
Footage shows the man in shock when a group of men stormed into the room and caught him almost naked in bed with a woman.
The supposed mistress can be seen in the video wrapped in a towel.
The group of men tied the unsuspecting man in a cage with ropes and carried him out of the building and was thrown into a nearby river.
The cheating husband was reportedly saved when the police were alerted.
The man was taken to hospital for examination and it was found that he had not suffered any serious injuries.
Loosely translated as “diving into a pig cage”, anyone accused of adultery would be tied up and locked in a “cage” to prevent them from escaping.
From there, they are thrown into a river to drown and die.
It was a form of punishment practiced during the Ming Dynasty and the Qing Dynasty, but was never approved by Chinese laws.