Employees of a home improvement business in south-western China have been forced to drink urine, eat cockroaches and have been smacked with belts as punishment for failing to meet sales targets, according to Chinese local media.
The extreme and bizarre punishment was captured on video and leaked on social media last week. The video showed a shirtless man surrounded by a group of people, and being flogged with a belt by a woman.
According to the report, staff were subjected to a range of bizarre punishments, including being forced to eat mustard, eat insects, drink water that had socks in it and having their head shaved. Local police officials confirmed the "humiliating corporal punishment", adding that the investigation was ongoing.
Police added that the punishment was for employees who did not meet sales targets and that the managers involved were suspected of "openly insulting individuals"