A Russian nanny who beheaded a four year old girl and paraded her severed head in the streets while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ has been sentenced to compulsory psychiatric hospital.
Burka-clad babysitter Gyulchehra Bobokulova, 39, strode around the city waving the child’s bloody head in the air, and threatening to blow herself up along with bystanders.
‘The court has ruled to release Bobokulova from criminal prosecution and subject her to compulsory medical measures,’ said the judge in Moscow.
Burka-clad babysitter Gyulchehra Bobokulova, 39, strode around the city waving the child’s bloody head in the air, and threatening to blow herself up along with bystanders
The killer nanny was seen waving the child’s head as she walked around the city
The move means the Uzbekistan-born nanny – who indicated in the aftermath of the killing of Anastasia (Nastya) Meshcheryakova that she had political motives in wanting to avenge Vladimir Putin for bombing Muslims – will not face criminal charges over the child’s death.
In a message from the courtroom to the child’s mother, the nanny said: ‘Forgive me, Katya. I’m gravely ill.’
She could be released in future if psychiatrists recommend to a judge that she has been ‘cured’.
Tragic: Four-year-old Nastya Mescheryakova was killed by a nanny, who claimed she had heard ‘the voice of Allah’
Bobokulova strangled the child who she cared for after hearing ‘the voice of Allah’ urging her to kill the child, a month before the brutal act, the court was told.
‘It was a male voice that was ordering her to kill the girl,’ the court heard.
After killing the girl, who suffered from cerebral palsy, she sharpened a knife and severed the head of the child.
She then set the flat ablaze and walked into the city brandishing the severed head of the child at Oktyabrskoye Pol metro station in central Moscow.
She also threatened to ignite an explosion, shouting to bystanders: ‘I am a terrorist.’
The Russian court decided that Bobobulova had serious psychiatric problems and was not responsible for her actions
The Russian court decided that Bobobulova had serious psychiatric problems and was not responsible for her actions.
She has a ‘chronic psychiatric disorder’, the court was told.
She will undergo undergo ‘forced compulsory medical measures’.
Investigators had sought to link her to radical Islamic groups but decided there was no evidence for such a connection.
After the 29 February killing, major state-run TV channels refused to cover the killing as ‘probably too monstrous to be shown on television’ .
‘I TOOK REVENGE’: WHAT THE KILLER NANNY TOLD POLICE IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE HORROR BEHEADING
Bobokulova (B) told an unnamed police investigator (P) that she had a clear motive.
B: I took revenge.
P: On whom?
B: He spilled the blood.
P: Who is he?
B: Who spilled the blood?
P: So who spilled the blood?
B: Putin spilled, he bombed with planes. Why on Muslim people? Why are you bombing? Nobody says anything. They want to live too. Ah? They want to live too. Just look – a little little child.
P: (interrupts her) So this is why you killed the child?
B: Yes, I took a revenge on him.
Yet in testimony soon after the horrific killing she appeared to say cogently that he act was to avenge Putin.
She also claimed to have watched beheadings by militant groups on her computer.
‘I saw online how they were cutting off heads. This hatred.
‘There was a voice in my head: ‘Do it to the girl’. ‘
She said: ‘I saw how they cut off heads and I did it.
‘The voices – I killed the girl, yes.
‘But I don’t need treatment.’
Anti-Putin campaigner and lawyer Alexei Navalny claimed that Bobokulova looked lucid and ‘not very crazy’.
But Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters: ‘I’m not an expert or a judge but it is obvious that we are definitely talking about a woman who is mentally unsound.
‘You need to regard anything that such a deranged woman says accordingly.’
The court heard that she became upset because she found out that her Tajik lover, Mamur Dzhurakulov, who she married under Sharia Law, already had a wife.
This fact ‘pushed her towards the crime’.
Her teenage son Rakhmatillo that his mother became radicalised after meeting 48 year old Dzhurakulov .
She told him of her plans to go to Syria and to join ISIS, the son said.
The court heard that she became upset because she found out that her Tajik lover, Mamur Dzhurakulov, who she married under Sharia Law, already had a wife
‘She told me that she wanted to do the Hajj and move to Syria because she would be able to wear a hijab, live in line with Sharia Law, study Islamic law,’ he said in March.
‘Once I’d trained in a militant camp, I could become a mujahedin fighter and do jihad.’
Media reports that contacts of extremists were found on her mobile were denied by the Investigative Committee, equivalent of the FBI.
Detectives scoured 500 pages of transcripts from her social media conversations but found no evidence of terror links, it was reported.
Investigators had sought to link her to radical Islamic groups but decided there was no evidence for such a connection
The nanny is a citizen of Uzbekistan.
Earlier she boasted that being sent to a psychiatric hospital was an easier option than prison where she might have served 25 years.
‘I know everything,’ she said.
‘I have to undergo compulsory treatment for three years and then they will let me go.’
A psychiatrist working with her said: ‘She has not attacked anybody (in jail) during the last three months.
‘But this is thanks to intensive therapy only.
‘If she stops taking her pills right now, I cannot guarantee how she will behave. The chance of another crime is 50-50.’