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Nanny who decapitated child wanted revenge for Syria

Gulchekhra Bobokulova
Gulchekhra Bobokulova

A nanny accused of decapitating a four-year old girl in Moscow has said during an apparent interrogation that the killing was an act of revenge against President Vladimir Putin for Russian air strikes in Syria.

Mr Putin's spokesman said it was difficult to judge the testimony of a woman he said was mentally unstable.

Gulchekhra Bobokulova was detained in Moscow on Monday. She is accused of killing the child and brandishing her head outside a subway station.

Video footage posted online appeared to show police interrogating her.

It was not clear where the video originated. The woman appeared to be wearing the same clothes she wore during a court appearance on Wednesday.