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Woman Beaten To Death In McDonalds By Cult Member In China

01/06/2014 13:35 BST | Updated 01/06/2014 13:59 BST

A woman has been beaten to death in a Chinese branch of McDonalds allegedly by a man who angry she had not given him her number.

Six members of a religious cult have been arrested in connection with the killing which was recorded on a mobile phone.

In the video a man can be seen repeatedly hitting the woman with a bar.

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A still from the chilling video

People stand by and watch despite her screams.

Zhaoyuan police said on their microblog that the six belonged to a group calling itself the "All-powerful spirit" or "Quannengshen" in Chinese.

The group have been banned as an "evil cult" by Chinese authorities in 1995.

Despite this they persist - in 2012 seven members of the group were arrested in Beijing for harassing people in a public park with claims that the world was coming to an end.