This is the shocking moment a woman in India was beaten so viciously by her in-laws for giving birth to a girl.

The upsetting video, which was shot from the top of a flight of stairs, shows the woman screaming for help as she is beaten with hockey sticks by her brother-in-law and one of his friends.

The 35 year old victim Meena Kashyap, was also said to be involved in a dispute over 700,000 rupees ($11,000) that was given by the bride’s family to her husband’s family at their wedding.

Local media Hindustan Times also reported she had been beaten a number of times.

Meena’s father complained to local news outlets: “We had complained about the issue last year but nothing was being done regarding that. They have been married for the past two years now and have a girl child. Their family asked for 700,000 rupees for dowry.”

The issue of dowry, which is quite controversial in some parts of India, has become a hot topic since the video surfaced. The video went viral after it was posted on social media.