|The Baby and the murderer holding her severed head|
Horrific new details of how a nanny beheaded a four-year-old girl and paraded through the streets of Moscow with her severed head have been revealed.
The woman, dressed in a burka, threatened to blow herself up as she walked near Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station holding up the little girl's head.
Investigators claim she murdered the girl, who is believed to have learning difficulties, after starting a fire at the child's family home in a block of flats.
Video of the dead girl's mother, Ekaterina Meshcheryakova, collapsing in the street upon hearing the horrific news has emerged. She was taken to hospital in an unconscious condition.
Anastasia also had a father, Vladimir Meshcheryakov, who is a technician at a mobile phone company, and a brother Konstantin, 15.
The main entrance to the block of flats is being guarded by armed police.
Eyewitness Alexandra Shuvalova, a student from the capital, said: 'When I got close to the metro, I saw a woman running along the street.
'I could see that she had hair in her hands or something like that.
'She was waving this thing and screaming something and drawing some shapes in the air.
'This woman either had a birthmark or a wart on her right cheek. It was a distinctive feature because she was dressed in entirely in black.
'I realised it wasn't a wig as I thought initially, but a head - that's why blood was dripping on her shoes and skirt.
'I stopped, had a cigarette, tried to get my breath back to normal because I was so shocked.'
She claimed a security guard and two policeman missed the chance to detain her.
Alexandra added: 'People ran away from her. I saw five people fleeing. And no one tried to stop her - not security guards at a cafe, nor at a shop.
'One of the guards who saw her, ran to the building to tell someone about her. He didn't try to do anything on his own.'
'I saw that she had a bloodied head in her arms, but I thought it was not real. People in the crowd said it was real.'
Some said the woman had paced up and down for some 20 minutes before she was detained near the station.
In further footage from the scene, the woman can be heard shouting about the end of the world while proclaiming herself a terrorist.
The station was closed to passengers for some time, but no explosives were found on her.
Another eyewitness said: 'She came to the entrance of the metro station Oktyabrskoye Pole with a red bag, from which she pulled out the child's head.
I could see that she had hair in her hands or something like that. 'She was waving this thing and screaming something and drawing some shapes in the air...I realised it wasn't a wig as I thought initially, but a head - that's why blood was dripping on her shoes and skirt
Eyewitness Alexandra Shuvalova
'She walked down the street for a long time and was shouting something. But no one challenged her. Everyone was afraid.'
Dramatic footage shows the moment police sprinted in towards the woman and tackled her to the ground.
Emergency services had earlier been called to an apartment nearby amid reports of black smoke billowing out of windows.
Firefighters rescued four people and put out the blaze - but then found the child's beheaded body
Witness Alyona Kuratova told independent Dozhd TV that the woman was holding the head by its hair.
Kuratova described scenes of chaos, with police cars and ambulances arriving at the scene and some people yelling: 'terror attack, terror attack.'
She said she could not make out what the woman shouted but some media reported that she yelled 'Allah Akbar''- Arabic for 'God is greatest' - and threatened to blow herself up.
Investigators claim that the babysitter waited until she was alone with the child in the apartment before carrying out the murder and starting a fire.
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