HORRIFIC footage has emerged of a groom apparently beating his new wife in front of shocked guests at their wedding.
The shocking video appears to show a groom and his bride beaming in front of a loud crowd, as guests film the festivities on their phones.
The newly betrothed couple from Uzbekistan are seen on stage at their party, with the toastmaster seemingly making them take part in a competition.
Whilst it is not known what game they were playing, the bride excitedly lifts her left arm up in the air to signal that she has won before the groom from hell seems to punch her hard on the back of the head with his left fist.
The shocked and glum-looking bride looks down and holds her head in agony as she is quietly consoled by a woman next to her.
The new bride is then led off the stage by two women, as the best man standing alongside the groom appears to smile before nervously playing with his phone.
The groom, who is dressed in a black suit with a Burgundy tie, remains on the stage as if nothing had happened.
It is not known what happened after the filming stopped, and Uzbek law enforcement agencies are yet to comment on the filmed incident.
The wedding footage has gone viral on social media in Central Asia, where users have taken to Twitter to share their views on the incident.
“This is so sad. I hope she will find [the] courage to charge him and keep him accountable for his actions,” a user wrote.
Another shared: “It’s horrific how much this is normalized. I hope she gets away from him sooner better than later.”
It is not the first time that the video of an Uzbek bride being slapped in the face has gone viral.
In another disturbing viral clip, an alleged abusive husband is seen slapping his new bride across the face after she teases him with some wedding cake.
The young woman is then seen holding her face as the aggressive man is pulled aside by a male guest.
Social media users have slammed the groom’s violent behaviour.
One said: “That guy needs to be taught a lesson in human rights and the woman needs to file for an annulment, ASAP!”
Another posted: “I hope she never went through with the wedding.”
A 2019 law passed criminalised domestic violence in the ex-Soviet state of Uzbekistan, but campaigners say toxic masculinity is rampant in the country, which faces a domestic violence crisis.