Op-ed: Police in Moscow have arrested a woman, believed to be a nanny named Gyulchekhra Bobokulova, after she was seen apparently carrying the severed head of a child.
The latest is that she appears to have killed a child in her care before setting the family's property in Narodnoye Opolcheniye Street in north-western Moscow on fire.
According to BBC News Monday "CCTV appears to show the woman, dressed in a hijab, walking near a metro station with a head in her hands. A police officer then intercepts her and wrestles her to the ground. The suspect has been placed in psychiatric care to determine whether she is capable of understanding her actions, the Moscow Investigative Committee said in a statement (in Russian)."
She had to be wrestled to the ground after a police officer asked to see her official identity documents as she was reportedly shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Great)documents; instead when challenged she pulled the severed head from a bag and began screaming "I am a terrorist" and "I am your death~ claiming she was carrying explosives
She may have flipped or gone crazy but just the description of woman as dressed in a hijab will lead many people to jump to other conclusions; the rest seems to reinforce that view.
Police have confirmed they found the body of a child that showed signs of a brutal murder; he was aged 3 / 4-years-old.
The Moscow Investigative Committee said in a statement that it was launching an investigation adding "According to preliminary information, the child's nanny, a citizen of one of the Central Asian states [the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan] born in 1977, waited for the parents and elder child to leave the flat and then, for reasons not established, murdered the infant, set fire to the flat and left the scene," it added in the statement."
Russian journalist Polina Nikolskaya who witnessed the incident told Reuters: "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."
Russia has experienced bomb attacks previously including;
Russian search for three black widows potential suicide bombers
Suicide bomber kills at least 16 at Russian train station
Second suicide bomber hits Volgograd but Putin stays silent