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.
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.
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.
The victim was a girl identified as Nastya M. Another child had also been in the suspect’s care but had left earlier in the morning with her parents. 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.
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.
She is then said to have shouted that she had killed the child and was seen praying shortly before officers swooped.
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’.
The station was closed to passengers for some time, but no explosives were found on her.
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.