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Woman arrested in Moscow after being found 'carrying child's head'

The child’s body was found after a fire in an apartment.

A WOMAN HAS been arrested in Moscow after appearing in public holding what appeared to be a child’s head.

She is said to have appeared outside Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station. A graphic video of the incident has appeared on social media and shows the woman walking back and forth while pointing in the air, holding an object in her other hand.

The Central Investigation Department in Moscow city said in a statement online that a criminal case has been opened on grounds of crime under Part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code: murder of an infant.

It said that there was a fire this morning in an apartment in Moscow. After it was extinguished, the body of a child aged about 3-4 years old was found.

The body showed “signs of violent death”.

The statement said that the child’s nanny, who was a citizen of one of the Central Asian states, and born in 1977, “waited until the parents with an older child leave the apartment, for unknown reasons, committed the murder of a minor, set fire to the apartment and left the scene”.

The BBC said the apartment is on Narodnoye Opolcheniye Street.

Investigators have appointed the suspect to a psychiatric examination and the criminal investigation is ongoing.

The Telegraph says that the incident is not being treated as terror related.

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