A Muslima runs around Moscow in broad daylight with a child’s cut head in her hand, screaming Allahu-Akbarand no one does anything for more than an hour… The word apathy comes to mind. If this is truly how selfish and callous the Russians are, they have a serious problem on their hands. It means they simply do not care at all what is going on around them. No wonder the Muslim population has become astronomical in Russia. So much so they claim that in another ten years half of the Russian army will be Muslim.
The mother passed out when she found out how her toddler met her end in her cot.
‘Nanny’ detained in Moscow carrying ‘severed head of 4-year-old girl’
Local media reports say police tried to check the woman’s papers and she responded by taking the head out of her bag.
The woman is in policy custody Photo: Youtube
By James Rothwell, Telegraph
11:23AM GMT 29 Feb 2016
Police have arrested a woman who was waving the severed head of a small child outside a Moscow subway station.
The reports cite law enforcement sources and eyewitnesses. Videos posted on Russian news websites show the woman dressed all in black and shouting “I am a terrorist,” although most of what she says is incomprehensible.
The Investigative Committee released a statement saying a woman was arrested Monday on suspicion of killing a child aged 3 or 4 in an apartment near the metro station in northwestern Moscow and then setting the apartment on fire. The statement said the woman was believed to be the nanny.
The official report did not link the two incidents.
The investigators said the woman appeared to be mentally unstable.
[The child, who has been identified as Anastasia (Nastya) Meshcheryakova, whose nanny Gyulchehra Bobokulova is thought to have killed her.]
Heavy police presence at station
A large number of police are on the ground at October’s Fields station, where the incident took place, as life in Moscow goes gradually back to normal.
The suspect is in police custody.
Footage shows suspect tackled to ground
Dramatic video footage of the incident shows one policeman charge at the woman before a group of policemen tackle her to the ground. A round object is seen rolling away as the woman falls.
Various Russian media reports say the victim’s mother was rushed to the hospital in an unconscious state upon hearing the news.
‘No explosives found on suspect’
Allison Quinn writes:
Police say they found no explosives in the suspect’s possession, but the Federal Security Service has cordoned off the metro station to check for bombs in the area, the Interfax news agency reported.
Yulia Ivanova, an official spokesperson for Moscow’s Interior Ministry, said the 39-year-old suspect “had waited until the parents left with the older child, and for unknown reasons committed murder of the child, set the apartment on fire and left the scene of the crime.”
A criminal case on the charge of murdering a child has been opened into the matter, Ivanova said, adding that investigators were now trying to determine the suspect’s motives.
Nanny ‘waited until parents left apartment and killed the child’ – investigators
Russia’s Investigative Committee has issued a statement saying they believe the suspect is a nanny in her 30s. She was babysitting the victim, they said.
The suspect is understood to have waited until the parents left the apartment, then killed the girl and removed her head, investigators added. She then set the apartment on fire.
Suspect was “drugged”
Interfax reports that the woman was “drugged”, citing police sources.
Graphic video footage of the incident has emerged online where the woman brandishes the head, points to the sky with her finger, and reportedly shouts “I am a terrorist” according to Russia Today, who say they have translated her comments.
Suspect named locally as Gyulchekhra Bobokulova
The woman has been identified as a 39-year-old native of Uzbekistan named Gyulchekhra Bobokulova, LifeNews reported, citing undisclosed sources close to the situation.
Another child had also been in the suspect’s care but had left earlier in the morning with her parents.
Incident ‘not being treated as terror related’
Police are not currently classifying the incident as terrorism, writes Allison Quinn in Moscow.
A witness to the horrific scene described how it unfolded on Russia’s TV Rain: “I came out of the shopping center and they tried to not let me through. There were a bunch of people there, running, screaming “bomb, bomb.”
“I saw that a woman was walking near the Oktyabrskoye Polye metro, near the road, all in black. She had not even some kind of bundle, but a head. Maybe it was a child’s head, like they were whispering in the crowd. She was shouting something,” said Muscovite Alyona Kuratova.
Woman ‘walked around for an hour’ before police stopped her
Witnesses told Russian media the woman had been walking around the metro station for more than an hour before police stopped her, reports the Telegraph’s Allison Quinn.
Russian Interior Ministry: head belongs to a 4-year-old girl who was being babysat by suspect
The Telegraph’s Allison Quinn writes:
Russia’s Interior Ministry confirmed in a statement that the suspect had been brandishing a real human head, that of a child, thought to be a four-year-old girl whom the woman had been babysitting nearby.
Earlier on Monday, police reported finding a child’s body at the scene of a fire in an apartment block near the same metro station, Oktyabrskoye Polye. It is thought that the fire may have been set to hide evidence of the crime.
The woman, as yet unidentified but described by witnesses as wearing all black, was approached by police, who asked to check her documents, a standard routine in Moscow. The woman responded by yanking the head out of her purse and threatening to detonate an explosive device, according to LifeNews.
Suspect ‘is a nanny’
Russia’s news website RBC reports that the woman detained at October’s Fields metro station holding a child’s severed head is a nanny.
Scene cordoned off and woman in policy custody, officials say
It remains unclear whether the incident is terror-related.
Headless ‘body discovered in Moscow apartment’ – Russian media
According to Russian news website RBC, police found a headless child’s body in an apartment in Moscoe after a fire. The apartment is close to October’s Fields, the metro station where the woman was detained this morning.
Woman shouted “Allahu Akbar” – local reports
A woman has been detained in Moscow after brandishing a severed child’s head at police when they tried to check her papers, according to local media reports.
She is alleged to have shouted “Allahu Akbar” after revealing the head to police.
and more from the DailyMail:
‘I could see that she had hair in her hands or something like that.
‘She was waving this thing and screaming something and drawing some shapes in the air.
‘This woman either had a birthmark or a wart on her right cheek. It was a distinctive feature because she was dressed in entirely in black.
‘I realised it wasn’t a wig as I thought initially, but a head – that’s why blood was dripping on her shoes and skirt.
‘I stopped, had a cigarette, tried to get my breath back to normal because I was so shocked.’
She claimed a security guard and two policeman missed the chance to detain her.
Alexandra added: ‘People ran away from her. I saw five people fleeing. And no one tried to stop her – not security guards at a cafe, nor at a shop.
‘One of the guards who saw her, ran to the building to tell someone about her. He didn’t try to do anything on his own.’
‘I heard her yelling ‘Allah Akbar’ at least three times. And hitting herself on her chest.
‘She was yelling something in her language. She ran to a cafe and started shouting: ‘It’s all you! All you!’
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.
Mother Ekaterina and father Vladimir Meshcheryakov of four-year-old Anastasia.
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.
Another witness said the woman shouted that she would ‘kill everyone, blow up everyone’.
‘She was standing near the metro entrance and caught my attention because she was screaming Allahu Akbar,’ she said.
‘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.’
Some said the woman had paced up and down for some 20 minutes before she was detained near the station.
In further footage from the scene, the woman can be heard shouting about the end of the world while proclaiming herself a terrorist.
The station was closed to passengers for some time, but no explosives were found on her.
Another eyewitness said: ‘She came to the entrance of the metro station Oktyabrskoye Pole with a red bag, from which she pulled out the child’s head.
I could see that she had hair in her hands or something like that. ‘She was waving this thing and screaming something and drawing some shapes in the air…I realised it wasn’t a wig as I thought initially, but a head – that’s why blood was dripping on her shoes and skirt.
– Eyewitness Alexandra Shuvalova
‘She walked down the street for a long time and was shouting something. But no one challenged her. Everyone was afraid.’
Dramatic footage shows the moment police sprinted in towards the woman and tackled her to the ground.
Emergency services had earlier been called to an apartment nearby amid reports of black smoke billowing out of windows.
Firefighters rescued four people and put out the blaze – but then found the child’s beheaded body
Witness Alyona Kuratova told independent Dozhd TV that the woman was holding the head by its hair.
Kuratova described scenes of chaos, with police cars and ambulances arriving at the scene and some people yelling: ‘terror attack, terror attack.’
She said she could not make out what the woman shouted but some media reported that she yelled ‘Allah Akbar”- Arabic for ‘God is greatest’ – and threatened to blow herself up.
Investigators claim that the babysitter waited until she was alone with the child in the apartment before carrying out the murder and starting a fire.
A source in the Investigative committee told TASS: ‘She waited until the parents with the elder child left the flat, then for unknown reason she killed the child, set fire to the apartment and left the scene.
‘She was detained at the metro station Oktyabrskoe Pole.’
The dead girl, who is said to have had learning difficulties and could not walk. Her family, from the Oryol region, was renting the apartment.
She suffered damage because of birth problems in August 2011.
The family took her for treatment to China – and were saving money to travel for subsequent care in Germany.
The parents told police the nanny had been working for them for 18 months.
Sources say the babysitter told interrogators she did not want to hide from police, and aimed to draw maximum attention to what she has done.
She had not intended to ignite the flat deliberately and destroy evidence, she said, according to the source, and wanted the parents to know who had killed their daughter.
The woman had a valid residency permit for Russia but was working illegally. She had no work permit, said officials.
The nanny faces up to 20 years in jail if she is deemed psychologically fit to stand trial.
This afternoon, the investigation was taken over by the FSB, Russia’s powerful domestic secret service, once headed by Vladimir Putin. Police are not currently treating the incident as terrorism.
LifeNews claimed: ‘Investigators suspect that Gulchekhra had manic psychosis developing for a period of time.’
A law enforcement source said the woman was suspected of handling ‘explosive elements’ at the flat which was engulfed in flames.
But ‘it might be an inflammable liquid that she used to set the apartment on fire where she killed four-year-old Nastya M.’
The security services are hunting for the woman’s husband. A source said she may have been on ‘light drugs’.
Russia’s children’s rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov called the killing ‘Monstrous and inexplicable’, urging parents to carefully check on the mental state of nannies when they are hired.
Police descended on the scene as an investigation got underway at the metro station in the wake of the arrest.
Detectives cordoned off the station to investigate. The nanny faces up to 20 years in jail if she is deemed psychologically fit to stand trial.