Saturday, 23. August 2014
02. 06. 14. - 04:36
02. 06. 14. - 04:36
This shocking video shows how members of a religious cult that tried to recruit new members in a McDonald's restaurant in China killed a young woman when she refused to give them her telephone number. In a three-minute orgy of violence this video clip shows how a man used a mop two-handed with all his strength to batter the young woman lying on the ground of the restaurant, egged on by fellow members of the "All-Powerful Spirit" or "Quannengshen" cult. Yet what has most shocked China is that young mum Wu Ting, 23, who is screaming in pain and calling for help, was beaten to death in front of dozens other customers that did nothing to stop them. The video shows them standing round watching, in some cases with their arms crossed, and doing nothing. At one point someone says "call the police" but other than that - nothing happens although later guests leave the restaurant to watch from outside as the violence goes on inside. The video confirms that there were dozens of people in the restaurant at the time and that they did nothing when the man grabbed a mop and attacked the young woman, urged on by his female companions, who shouted "beat her to death". The five other people in the man's group also then joined in the attack by kicking the young woman in the head. They beat her with the mop until the handle broke, leaving the mother of a young son lying in a pool of blood on the floor of the restaurant at Zhaoyuan in the Shandong province, in China's far east. According to police four of the six who carried out the attack were members of the same family and they were arrested by officers just as they were trying to leave the fast food restaurant. The six include Zhang Fu, his two daughters and a son, as well as two women, and all were detained apart from the son, who is under the age of legal responsibility in China. The investigation against the minor has been handed over to a juvenile court to deal with. After the arrest police also recovered pamphlets that the group had been distributing about their religion. The McDonald's is located across the street from a local police station. Police spokesman Sheng Chang said: "Our information is that they were looking to recruit new members and had tried to talk to the woman to persuade her to hand over her telephone number." The All Powerful Spirit cult was founded in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang in the early 1990s and later spread to the country's eastern provinces. The cults philosophy is based on a distorted reading of the Christian Bible and it was banned under the country's corporals in 1995. Seventeen of its members had been arrested in Beijing in December 2012 for harassing people in a public park and claiming the world was coming to an end. Organised religion is prohibited in China but there has been a growing number of Christian and Buddhist movements starting to emerge in the past few years. Zhaoyuan is in Shandong province, a traditional hotbed for religious cults. The region gave birth to the violent anti-Christian Boxer movement that laid siege to Western interests in Beijing and elsewhere during the waning years of the Qing dynasty in 1900.
Mum And Daughter Struck By Lightning In Pool
A mother and her daughter were hospitalised after they were struck by lightning – in a swimming pool.
Police Nab Porn Star Who Filmed In Local Church
A woman accused of making a porn movie in a local church has been caught after an informant tipped off police that he recognised her by her breasts after an appeal for information.
Young Hip Hop Dancer Gets 18 Years For Drug Smuggling
A blonde hip hop dancer and charity worker promised an international career after she was spotted by a talent scout has been jailed for 18 years in Indonesia after her work offer turned out to have been part of an elaborate drugs con.
Teen Dying Of Cancer Killed At Charity Event After Ride In Porsche Goes Wrong
The family of a sick boy who was offered a trip in a high-performance Porsche because he was dying of cancer is suing the charity after the Porsche he was travelling in crashed head-on into oncoming traffic.
Japanese Pervert Planned Natascha Kampusch Style Kidnap
A Japanese man inspired by Austrian pervert Wolfgang Priklopil kidnapped a 10-year-old girl and kept her in a purpose-built cellar where he planned to train her to become the perfect wife.
German Hiker Yodels For Help After Getting Trapped In Cattle Grid
A portly hiker dressed in traditional Lederhosen was rescued after he yodeled for help after getting stuck for three hours in a cattle grid.
Austrian Wine Grower Sets New Record For Maturing Grapes
An award-winning Austrian winegrower is believed to have set a new record after leaving harvested grapes for an incredible nine months before fermenting them to create an ultra-sweet white and red wine.
Austrian Castle Owner Shocked By Airplane Wheel In Duck Pond
An Austrian castle owner got a shock after discovering this massive aircraft wheel had landed in his duck pond.
Glock Receives Austrian Award At Birthday Party
Austrian gun maker Gaston Glock has celebrated his 85th birthday with a huge ceremony in which the charitable work of himself and his wife Kathrin was honoured with a top Austrian award, and confirmation that this year two streets and a business park are to be named after him.
Sausage Surprise As Giant Wurst Is Pinched
Austrian police are hunting crooks who broke open a market stall and stole a 1.5 metre sausage worth over 2,000 EUR in the picture postcard village of St Michael in the region of Lungau.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Sinkhole Swallows Up Lorry In China|
|Chinese Flee Train In Ebola Scare|
|Wedding Billed As Russias First Gay Marriage|
|Sexy Serbian Politician Says She Adores Margaret Thatcher|
|Mums Astonishing Reunion With Daughter After 37 Years|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.