More horrific details have emerged on how a nanny beheaded a four year-old disabled girl and paraded through the streets of Moscow with her severed head shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’.
The nanny, Gyulchekhra Bobokulova was handcuffed and escorted by armed Russian police officers to the grisly scene where she beheaded a defenceless, little girl, Nastya Meshcheryakova, who was placed under her care.
The suspected Jihadist – herself a mother of three – showed officers the Moscow flat where she apparently strangled the disabled little girl, before cutting off her head with a kitchen knife.
The 38 year-old nanny told police that she was haunted by ‘voices’ on the day of the murder, and was driven mad with anger after discovering that her husband in Uzbekistan had started a new family while she was away working in Russia. She claimed she had refused his offer to become his second wife.
While reports suggested that she had become enraged after learning of her husband’s infidelity, a new twist emerged that she was angered by a Tajik boyfriend who 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.’
It was gathered that Bobokulova was co-operating with investigators as she was taken to the flat in western Moscow at around midnight – only 16 hours after the appalling killing to which she has confessed.
“She shouted ‘I am a terrorist’ and threatened to cause an explosion but, despite the FSB security service leading the probe, the Russians so far have no evidence of a link to extremist groupings.”
‘Initially, she seemed insane, but then agreed to the investigative experiment,’ said a police source.
“I am a terrorist,” she cries. “I am your death.”
It would be recalled, a Russian journalist Polina Nikolskaya, who witnessed the incident told Reuters:
“I was on my way to the metro station from home. She was standing near the metro entrance and caught my attention because she was screaming Allahu Akbar.
“I saw that she had a bloodied head in her arms but I thought it was not real. People in the crowd said it was real.”
Another witness said the woman walked up and down outside the metro station for some 20 minutes, shouting and brandishing the head.
Meanwhile, the phrase “Allahu Akbar” has been trending on Russian social media, in a country with a recent history of violent Islamist militancy.