Five relatives of a woman found beaten and choked to death in what authorities described as a “violent exorcism” were arrested in Frankfurt, Germany on Saturday.
The forty one year old severely beaten woman was found by InterContinental Hotel staff on Saturday morning.
The five family members said to be from South Korea tied the woman to the bed and beaten her for several hours. They stuffed a towel in her mouth to silence her screams causing the woman to suffocate.
Two fifteen year old boys were among the five family members taken into police custody.
Police said that a second victim was discovered suffering from hypothermia and severe dehydration inside a house rented by the suspects in Sulzbach, Hesse.