A woman was beaten, tortured and set on fire in a public square, in Abu Haggag, Egypt.

The woman is accused of being a witch by an angry mob, who bound, tortured and set her ablaze in view of hundreds of horrified spectators, a number of them were children.

The woman’s murder was photographed by some of the bystanders.

Some good samaritans amongst the spectators made efforts to put the fire out and save the woman but they could not do much as the fire consumed her quickly.

Sadras Koushkizadeh, married with a three-year-old daughter, received mob justice by the angry mob.

The woman was set on fire by for practicing witchcraft and magic.

The crowd disappeared into the streets when police arrived and no arrests have been made.