Jakarta: A footage has surfaced in which a masked man lashed a woman , wearing a white shirt and a salmon-coloured headscarf , in public for an unknown alleged crime.

A masked man, whose identity is kept completely hidden, plays to the crowd by wiggling the cane provocatively near the woman 's back. He then draws it back and unleashes it across her shoulder blades.

The woman winces in pain with every blow, Daily Mail reported.

Between each savage lashing, she reaches back with her hand to try and relieve the agony. When the man delivers the fifth blow, she collapses in a heap on the stage, to the sound of applause.