In a horrific Moscow crime, police in Russia arrested a nanny on February 29 outside a subway station after she was found holding the severed head of a three- or four-year-old girl that had been under her care. The woman was heard screaming “Allahu Akbar” while holding the head of the child up in the air, according to a report from Fox News.
The nanny has since been charged with the child’s murder. Police first approached the nanny simply to check her papers. But when police got close, the woman dressed in a hijab pulled the child’s head from a bag she was holding and began screaming.
Sharing reports gleaned from other media outlets, Fox quoted a portion of a Russian police release as stating “According to preliminary information, the child’s nanny, a citizen of one of the Central Asian states born in 1977, having waited for the parents to leave the flat with their older child, she killed the child for unknown reasons, started the flat on fire and fled.”
The apartment was mostly destroyed by the fire and not far from the subway station where the nanny was arrested. Police found the rest of the child’s body in the burned out flat.
Reporter Polina Nikolskaya who was near the scene, was quoted by Fox as saying “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.”
Newsmax identified the nanny as 38-year-old Gyulchekhra Bobokulova from Uzbekistan. In addition to yelling “Allahu Akbar,” the nanny could also be heard screaming “for a terrorist, for your death.”
According to the Urban Dictionary, “Allahu Akbar” is translated to literally mean “God is great” in Arabic. The Dictionary also stated that the term is often used in beheadings and screamed out by suicide bombers before they detonate a blast. Fox reported that the phrase “Allahu Akbar” began trending on Russian social media following news of the Moscow nanny holding the child’s severed head.
Immediately prior to her arrest, the nanny was also screaming that she was ready to blow herself up. A Russian cop eventually wrestled her to the ground and made the arrest. After police searched her, no explosive devices were found.
Although no formal motive for the beheading was released, the woman was reportedly upset over a dispute she was having with her husband. She is currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.