A burka-clad babysitter decapitated the little girl in her care before walking through Moscow carrying the child’s severed head, police say.The woman shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as she appeared near Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station in the northwest of the Russian capital and threatened to blow herself up.
It came hours after officers found the headless body of a four-year-old child when they were called to a fire at a block of flats in the city. The victim was a girl identified as Nastya M – and the child’s 38-year-old nanny Gyulchehra Bobokulova, from Uzbekistan, has been arrested. The woman was seen pulling the severed head out of a bag and walking around near the entrance to the metro station as police moved in. According to local media, she shouted: ‘I hate democracy. I am a terrorist. I want you dead.
She said she could not make out what the woman shouted but some media reported that she yelled ‘Allahu Akbar”‘- Arabic for ‘God is greatest’ – and threatened to blow herself up.Another witness said the woman shouted that she would ‘kill everyone, blow up everyone.’Some said the woman had paced up and down for some 20 minutes before she was detained near Oktyabrskoe Pole metro station.
According to local reports, she later told police she killed the girl because of her own husband’s infidelity. Investigators immediately ordered a psychiatric test of the woman in a bid to understand her motives.One eyewitness at the underground station told MK how the woman screamed: ‘My child was killed…I will blow up everyone.’ She also shouted: ‘I hate democracy’.
A journalist working for RBC daily, said she had heard the woman screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great).
‘I was on my way to the metro station from home,’ Polina Nikolskaya said.