Uzbek woman says in court "Allah ordered" her to sever child's head

Police wrestled Bobokulova to the ground as she was displaying the severed head of a child outside a Moscow station

Reuters March 02, 2016
Gyulchekhra Bobokulova, a nanny suspected of murdering a child in her care, looks on inside a defendants' cage as she attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, March 2, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW: An Uzbek woman accused of murdering a child in her care and brandishing the child's severed head outside a metro station, said on Wednesday in a Moscow court that "Allah ordered" her to carry out the act.

Gulchekhra Bobokulova, a 38-year-old mother of three sons, made the comment to reporters on the way into the courtroom. She also replied "yes" when asked if she accepted her guilt.

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On Monday, police wrestled Bobokulova to the ground as she was displaying the severed head of a child outside a Moscow metro station, in an incident that stirred fears of a terrorist attack.

An investigator speaking in the court said that to date no one else had been found who was involved in the crime. Russian officials have said Bobokulova was suffering from mental health problems.

SCREENGRAB, an online news portal with close contacts to the police, published video footage of a woman it identified as the nanny. Clad in black, she was seen wandering around the street holding up a child’s severed head high in the air.

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One reporter, from the RBC daily, said the woman had also been heard screaming “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great).

Investigators said the murdered child was three or four years old and that the nanny had killed her in the family’s Moscow flat before setting fire to the premises and fleeing.

The motive for the crime was unknown, they said.


Azi | 7 years ago | Reply Feed her to the lions, plain and simple. No room for such dangerous people in world. I cant imagine the suffering of the victim's parents...
genesis | 7 years ago | Reply Terrific deity to give out such orders!
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