Nanny who beheaded child says it was revenge for Putin’s Syria strikes

0Shares

MOSCOW: A woman suspected of beheading a child in her care before brandishing the severed head outside a Moscow metro station has said she acted to avenge Muslims killed in the Kremlin’s campaign of air strikes in Syria.

In video footage posted online on Thursday and circulated by several prominent bloggers, the woman, 38-year-old Gulchekhra Bobokulova of Muslim-majority Uzbekistan, gave her first detailed explanation of an incident which state TV channels chose not to report.

“I took revenge against those who spilled blood,” Bobokulova told someone asking her questions off camera. “Putin spilled blood, planes carried out bombings. Why are Muslims being killed? They also want to live.”

It was not clear when the video was filmed, but Bobokulova was wearing the same clothes as during a court appearance on Wednesday.

The Kremlin launched its campaign of air strikes in Syria on September 30 in support of President Bashar al-Assad, an intervention that altered the course of the conflict there.

A Russian passenger plane was blown out of the skies above Egypt on October 31 killing all 224 people onboard. Islamic State said it had carried out the attack in revenge for Russia’s Syria campaign.

Police on Monday wrestled to the ground Bobokulova, who had been working as a nanny for a Moscow family, after she wandered around a Moscow street holding the infant’s severed head in the air and shouting slogans.

The child she is suspected of murdering was a 4-year-old girl.

Investigators in what the Russian media have dubbed the case of “the bloody nanny” quickly raised the possibility that Bobokulova was mentally ill. They have not made any mention of suspecting her of any terrorism-related offense.

On Wednesday, she told reporters Allah had ordered her to commit the grisly crime.

In the same video, she said she had wanted to relocate to Syria but had lacked the money to do so.

Russia’s Investigative Committee was not immediately available to comment.

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS


Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS

Play Indias most popular jackpot and slot games at 7Jackpots get a unique casino bonus on your first deposit.