A 41-year-old woman has died during an “exorcism” in a Frankfurt hotel. German police have now arrested five suspects – including two teenage boys in connection to her death after an investigating judge issued an arrest warrant for a 44-year-old woman, her 21-year-old son, her daughter, 19, and two 15-year-old boys.
The woman was tied to a bed and beaten for hours, the city’s public prosecutor announced today. The five allegedly pummelled the woman’s stomach and the chest in a bizarre bid to free her from the “demons” inside her. In order to stifle the woman’s screams, a towel was allegedly stuffed in her mouth and she choked to death.
Her body was also discovered with bruises, after the whole incident. It is not clear whether the woman requested the exorcism, but the culprits will be made to face the law.