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Nanny decapitates child, carries severed head into street in Moscow

Dreadful new details of how a nanny beheaded a 4-year old girl and paraded through the streets of Moscow with her severed head have been revealed.

The woman, who was dressed in a burka, threatened to blow herself up as she walked near Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station holding up the little girl's severed head.

The woman had been working as a nanny for a Moscow family and had killed a child in her care before setting fire to the family's flat and fleeing, according to the investigators.

An unnamed police source said the woman seemed to have been under the influence of psychotropic drugs. Moreover, immigration authorities told the woman was from the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan and had been working in Moscow illegally.

One eyewitness said she heard the woman screaming "Allahu Akbar" (God is great). "She was standing near the metro entrance and caught my attention because she was screaming 'Allahu Akbar," eyewitness said.

A policeman had approached the woman to check her documents near Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station. The woman had responded by removing the child's head from a bag and shouting that she had killed the infant and threatened to blow herself up.

Footage of the incident showed a policeman wrestling the woman to the ground before his colleagues helped restrain her.