A 33-year-old mother, Nadejda Voronova, was arrested in Russia after she cut off her disabled daughter’s head because she allegedly heard the voices of demons who told her to do it. The woman’s daughter, Yana (below right), was seven years old and had cerebral palsy.
Vornova divorced her husband in 2010 and was raising her daughter alone.
The police found out about the horrific incident from an anonymous tip that she had killed her daughter and tragically, when they arrived at Vornova’s apartment they found the child’s corpse with her head lying next to it.
The single mother had been looking after her young daughter Yana – who suffered from cerebral palsy – alone since she divorced her husband four years ago.
According to neighbors, she had been struggling to get by without him, and had taken it badly when her mother had died at the start of the month, leaving her without any support in caring for Yana.
One neighbor told local TV: ‘She looked worse every day but she didn’t ask anyone to help, we thought she was managing.’
Police were called to the woman’s apartment when they got an anonymous tip-off that she had killed her daughter, and turned up to check on the child’s welfare.
Voronova, who was sitting in the front room, told them she had killed her daughter after hearing voices she believed to be demons who had told her to do it.
Now, Voronova is being held at a secure psychiatric ward awaiting testing.