Moscow: A nanny, who was arrested by Moscow police for beheading a child, on Wednesday during her appearance before the court said, "It was what Allah ordered."
"Allah is sending a second prophet to give news of peace," the woman said as she was brought into the court, according to a TOI report.
Moscow police on Monday had arrested 38-year-old Gyulchekhra Bobokulova for beheading a young girl in her care; witnesses said that the black-clad woman was carrying a severed head and threatening to "blow everyone up".
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Interfax news agency, citing a law enforcement source, identified the woman as a native of ex-Soviet majority-Muslim Uzbekistan.
The agitated woman, who was reportedly shouting "Allahu Akbar", was spotted pacing up and down outside a metro station in the northwestern part of the Russian capital, witness Alyona Kuratova told Dozhd TV, saying she was holding the head by its hair.
"I saw that it was indeed a head," she told the independent channel. "Maybe it was a child's head as they started whispering in the street."
She described scenes of chaos as police cars and ambulances began arriving at the scene, with several people yelling: "terror attack, terror attack."
"The woman was going back and forth," Kuratova said.
"She yelled something."
The witness said she could not make out what the woman shouted but some media reported that she yelled "Allahu Akbar" -- Arabic for "God is greatest" -- and threatened to blow herself up.