WARNING: Video contains violent scenes some viewers may find upsetting. The shocking attack was filmed by onlookers who watched while the woman was beaten
A wife savagely beat a teacher in front of her pupils after claims the woman washaving an affair with her husband.
And instead of stepping in to stop the attack, it was watched, filmed and even encouraged by bystanders after the attacker explained that the teacher had been sleeping with her partner.
Seething Laelia Paredes Flores, 35, stormed into the classroom in Huimanguillo in south-east Mexico, and set upon Marcella Villalpando Tovar, 32, as students and members of staff stood by and watched.
Capturing the scene on phone camera, the 60-second-long footage shows Tovar cowering on the floor as Flores delivers a series of sickening kicks and punches to her face and stomach.
She then jumps on top of Tovar and starts pulling her hair and punching her in the face screaming: “Defend yourself you w***”, before eventually storming off and leaving the shaken woman to get off the floor.
At one point another woman’s voice off camera can be heard encouraging Flores on by shouting: “Break her”.
Student Miriam Gracia Adomo, 16, said: “The woman charged in and began shouting and screaming before punching our teacher to the floor.
“That’s when I ran to get help.
“But when other teachers came they just stood around watching.
“It was really terrible, terrible.”
The video of the incident quickly went viral, attracting a storm of protest from viewers.
Disgusted Ralph Casarez Baca said: “This is appalling. Why isn’t anone (sic) helping that poor woman?”
And Lazaro Rincon Olivo posted: “I don’t know what’s worse – the sickening attack or the fact no-one is doing anything.”
A spokesman for the school said: “The woman claimed that our teacher was having an affair with one of the student’s dads and the mother took exception.
“We are appalled that this attack happened in our school and that nothing was done to stop it, and we shall be carrying out a full investigation.”