NewsCrime World

Woman who chopped child's head off "was not acting alone"

Gyulchekhra Bobokulova
Gyulchekhra Bobokulova

A nanny accused of killing and then decapitating a four-year old girl was not acting on her own, Russian prosecutors have said.

The 38-year old woman, from Uzbekistan, was spotted brandishing the child's head outside a subway station in Moscow on Monday morning.

Before a Moscow court sanctioned her arrest for two months on Wednesday, prosecutors told the court they believe that individuals who "incited" her to carry out the killing are still at large.

Investigators said the woman, who was the child's nanny, appeared to be mentally unstable.

Muscovites have been placing flowers and children's toys outside the subway station in memory of the little girl.