An extremely disturbing video has surfaced of what appears to be a newborn baby being violently tossed in the air and swung by the ankles.
The origin of the footage is unknown, but was recently posted in a Facebook group entitled ‘Indian Atheists‘.
It has since attracted almost 30, 000 views.
The video depicts a man, referred to as ‘Godman’, in a sari swinging an infant by the legs while surrounding people cheer him on.
It has been speculated that the act is part of a “religious or superstitious ceremony“.
The grainy footage has led some to conjecture that perhaps the ‘baby’ is in fact a doll.