Russia: this woman in burka holding...yes it's true!
A BURKA-CLAD nanny has been arrested in Russia after she allegedly walked the streets of central Moscow brandishing the severed head of a four-year-old girl while shouting "Allahu Akbar".
Chilling footage shows the moment Gyulchekhra Bobokulova, flanked by armed police, took Russian police to the gruesome scene where she allegedly beheaded a four-year-old girl.
Bobokulova, a mother-of-three allegedly strangled defenceless Nastya Meshcheryakova, who had learning difficulties, before cutting her head off with a kitchen knife.
The little girl’s lifeless body was found in a cot at the flat.
The 38-year-old nanny told police she had been haunted by “voices” and was driven mad after learning her husband had started a new family in Uzbekistan while she worked in Russia.
Horror erupted close to Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station in the northwest of the Russian capital yesterday after eyewitnesses reported a woman shouting "I'm a terrorist" while wandering the streets brandishing the head of a dead child.
Officers had earlier found the headless body of a child at a block of flats in the city after they were called to extinguish a fire. Bobokulova was reportedly seen pulling the head out of a plastic bag after being stopped by police at the metro station. She reportedly shouted that she had killed the child and was seen praying shortly before police swooped. The woman later told police she killed the child because of her own husband's infidelity, according to reports.
But other reports suggest she was angry at a man she had met in Moscow. A source said: "All of a sudden she found out that he was actually married. It was a shock for her. She came back to Moscow in shock." She is understood to have been wandering the streets for an hour before police arrested her. Russian investigators have not yet found any evidence to link the killings to extremism. Bobokulova was escorted to the flat at around midnight - just 16 hours after the killing - where police say she confessed. A spokesman said: “Initially she seemed to be insane, but then agreed to the investigative experiment.
“She was brought to the apartment where the murder was committed. She pointed to the block, the entrance and the apartment by herself.”
She was overheard saying: “Here is the house, that way.” The woman is said to have entered the block of flats flanked by officers and led them to the fifth floor flat where she lived with the family of the dead child. A police source claimed she told them: “I came here and took off my skirt, threw it in a rubbish bin. Got changed into what we wear to have prayer. A voice told me to wear so.” As she was led out, an angry woman in the crowd shouted: “You killed a child! Your head needs to be torn off.”
Police attempted to calm her as Bobokulova was bundled into a police van. A source said she told police:”I came here and took off my skirt, threw it in a rubbish bin. Got changed into what we wear to have prayer. A voice told me to wear so.” According to reports, the nanny “cared for her like her own child”.
A spokesman from the Investigative Committee of Russia said: "Given the clearly inappropriate behaviour of the person detained, investigators immediately appointed her to a forensic psychiatric examination to determine their ability to realise the significance of their actions and deeds."
Fire crews rescued four people and put out the blaze, but then found the child's beheaded body.