Ukrainian arrested for eating grandmother alive: Report

In a gory incident, a 26- year-old Ukrainian computer programmer allegedly mutilated his own grandmother and fed on her body parts while she was still alive, police said.

Last Updated: Aug 05, 2010, 17:31 PM IST

London: In a gory incident, a 26-
year-old Ukrainian computer programmer allegedly mutilated his
own grandmother and fed on her body parts while she was still
alive, police said.

Sergei Zhmaryov was arrested for allegedly slashing
his 60-year-old grandmother`s eyes with shards of broken glass
and then eating them while she was still conscious; and, when
she screamed for help, he sliced off her tongue and ate it as
well, the `Daily Mail` reported.

He is also said to have cut off her lips and ears
during the assault on her grandmother who had raised him as a
child after his parents split. Mrs Zhmaryov eventually died
from her devastating wounds.

Police in Simferopol, Ukraine, pumped gas into the
flat to subdue then arrest the alleged killer.

"We can only confirm that a 26-year-old man was
arrested on suspicion of murder. I can add that this murder
was committed with particular cruelty. We cannot disclose
further details in the interests of the investigation," local
police chief Olga Kondrashova was quoted as saying.

Known to neighbours as a religious fanatic, Zhmaryov
dressed only in his underpants, holding a cross, chanting
prayers and is believed to have conducted a "funeral service"
for his grandmother.

Zhmaryov admitted to smoking cannabis before the
alleged attack, which police say was a "ritualistic killing".
He is expected to face murder charges and if found guilty, he
could be jailed for up to 20 years.

PTI