‘Allah ordered me’ to kill child: Beheading nanny appears smiling in court
Gulchekhra Bobokulova from Uzbekistan appeared in court on Wednesday over the gruesome murder of the girl in her care. She was detained on Monday near Oktyabrskoye Polye Metro station in northwestern Moscow, where she was waving the child’s severed head and shouting “Allahu Akbar, I am a terrorist, I am a suicide bomber.”
The ‘bloody nanny’ didn’t speak much in court but smiled. She briefly stated that she was born in 1977 and has three children.
Bobokulova will officially be charged on March 4, officials said, and the court ruled she will be preliminarily detained until April 29.
She will be examined by psychiatrists after Investigative Committee staff noted Gobokulova’s “inappropriate behavior,” RIA Novosti reported.
When asked in court if she pleaded guilty, the ‘killer’ nanny said “Yes.” She was seen smiling inside the court cage.
The investigation also concluded that the nanny had “instigators” who prompted her to kill the girl.
Later an investigation source told TASS that the experts should check all possible scenarios, including “possible incitement.”
“Mentally sick people usually become victims of extremists as they quickly come under their influence.”
The source added that police are trying to identify her boyfriend, who the suspect mentioned during questioning.
The decapitated body of the four-year-old girl, identified as Nastya M., was found by firefighters responding to a blaze in a Moscow apartment. Investigators suspect that the nanny waited until the parents had left the apartment with their elder child, then killed the younger girl and set fire to the apartment.
Bobokulova reportedly then put the child’s decapitated head in a bag and took a tram to the Metro station.
Bobokulova reportedly worked for two years as a nanny to the deceased girl, who was apparently suffering from a severe, but unspecified, nervous system disability.
The chief of the Moscow division of the Federal Migration Service said Bobokulova did not have a work permit. A source in the police authorities told Interfax that the nanny was apparently under the influence of drugs at the moment she was arrested. A "family friend" told MK.ru news website that Bobokulova was "treated like family" by her employers.