The police detained a woman accused of beheading a child, after she was apprehended carrying the head near Oktyabrskoye Pole Metro station in Moscow, Russia.
The 39-year old nanny, Gyulchekhra Bobokulova from the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan, has been accused of killing a 4-year old girl named Anastasia (Nastya) Meshcheryakova.
According to the report by BBC, the Moscow Investigative Committee made a preliminary investigation and found out that suspect waited for the parents and elder child to leave the flat before doing the criminal act. For no reason, whatsoever, she murdered the young child and set fire to the flat before leaving the scene.
CCTV footage shows the woman dressed in hijab, walking near the metro station. She was shouting “Allahu Akbar(God is Great)”. “I am a terrorist. I am your death.”
She threatened to blow herself. The police intercepted the woman and arrested her right away. And while police found no explosive on her body, they are investigating the area around the metro station in search of any potential explosive.
Here is a video captured by a witness:
Later, the police found the remaining body of the girl in a flat on Narodnoye Opolcheniye Street in north-western Moscow, according to Mirror.
Currently, the woman is under psychiatric testing.
Polina Nikolskaya, a Russian journalist who witnessed the incident said: “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.”
Russian authorities have reported several case of Islamic militancy. In 2010, two female suicide bombers attacked the Moscow Metro. It claimed 38 lives, injuring 60. In 2011, a suicide bomb attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport also killed 35 lives and injured around 100 others.
Islamist Groups such as Dagestan and Chechnya from Russia’s North Caucasus region were behind most of these attacks.