A young woman was left unrecognisable amid claims her ex-lover kidnapped, beat and rape her.
A young woman was left almost unrecognisable amid claims her ex-lover kidnapped her before savagely beating and raping her - because she wouldn't marry him.
Viri Benitez, 23, from Tapachula, Mexico, said she was getting ready for work when Fred Munoz Nataren, 25, turned up at her house demanding to see her.
Viri said: "I had finished with him a few weeks earlier because he was violent and I didn't want to marry him.
"When he arrived at my house I told him I was going to work. When he offered to take me and I refused, he went mental."
Grabbing her by the hair, Nataren allegedly bundled her into his car and drove her to an empty garage where he set upon her, breaking her nose and battering her with a dumbbell until she almost passed out.
Traumatised Viri said: "As he was beating me he was saying he was going to destroy my face so that no one would want to be with me.
"He accused me of humiliating him. I begged him to stop, but he just hit me harder until I was half-unconscious."
Nataren then raped her as she lay in a pool of her own blood, according to police.
She said: "When he had finished he went outside and I gathered together enough strength to run to a nearby restaurant where some people helped me."
Police have launched a man-hunt for Nataren and Viri has launched a Facebook campaign to try to catch him.
Called Viri's Case, the Facebook page has over 6,000 likes and carries photos of Nataren along with pictures of supporters holding banners saying: "Viri's Case."
A police spokesman said: "An arrest warrant has been put out for the man and it will only be a matter of time until we find him."