Mother is charged with murder after ‘killing her two-year-old girl by stuffing bread in her mouth as punishment for playing with her food’ in Russia
- Svetlana Mirzoeva, 28, killed her daughter, 2, for ‘spoiling a loaf of bread’
- The girl crumbled bread and scattered it on the floor in their kitchen in Russia
- The mother wanted to punish her for spoiled food and grabbed a piece of bread
- She stuffed bread into the girl’s mouth until she stopped breathing, police say
- The mother-of-two was charged with murder and faces up to 15 years in prison
A mother who allegedly killed her two-year-old daughter for crumbling bread and scattering it on the floor has been charged with murder in Russia.
Mother-of-two Svetlana Mirzoeva, 28, stuffed a chunk of bread into the girl’s mouth as a punishment for playing with food and caused her to die of suffocation, police said.
The horrific events unfolded before the family’s dinner in the city of Omsk in south-central Russia’s Omsk Oblast region.
Mother-of-two Svetlana Mirzoeva, 28, (pictured) stuffed a chunk of bread into the girl’s mouth as a punishment for playing with food and caused her to die of suffocation, police said
The unattended toddler, who has not been named, was playing with a loaf of bread in the kitchen in her flat.
During her game, the girl crumbled the bread and scattered crumbs and pieces all over the floor, reports said.
When Mirzoeva entered the kitchen and saw the mess, she fell into a rage and decided to punish the child for ‘spoiling a loaf of bread’, police reported.
The fury mother made the girl sit on her lap, grabbed a huge piece of bread and started to stuff it into the toddler’s mouth.
Mirzoeva stopped only when the child’s arms fell down lifelessly and her body went limp.
The mother said during a police interrogation: ‘She [the child] stopped breathing and I tried to pull the bread out of her mouth.
During her game, the girl crumbled the bread and scattered crumbs and pieces all over the floor, reports said. Svetlana Mirzoeva (pictured) made the girl sit on her lap, grabbed a huge piece of bread and started to stuff it into the toddler’s mouth
‘Then I realised that she was already dead.’
After that Mirzoeva persuaded her boyfriend, who was in the next room during the murder, to hide the body.
The mother said to detectives: ‘He [her boyfriend] wrapped the body into a blue towel and put it into a sports bag.
‘Then he went outside and threw the bag away.’
After getting rid of her daughter’s body, Mirzoeva continued living as if nothing had happened.
But her neighbours soon noticed that the girl vanished and called the police.
Svetlana Mirzoeva (left) and a police officer who came after neighbours reported the child’s disappearance
Local Investigative Committee spokesperson said: ‘The mother was seen walking only with her little son while her daughter was not around.
‘Some neighbours became suspicious and reported the girl’s disappearance to the police.
‘Speaking with detectives, the woman confessed to murdering her child.
‘She said that ‘she had been stuffing bread into the victim’s mouth until the girl stopped breathing’.
Ruslan Moiseev, the head deputy of Omsk Regional Police Department said: ‘According to evidence, the mother killed the girl and the boyfriend carried the body from their flat and threw it away.
Pictured: Svetlana Mirzoeva’s boyfriend who died soon after the incident. Ruslan Moiseev, the head deputy of Omsk Regional Police Department said: ‘According to evidence, the mother killed the girl and the boyfriend carried the body from their flat and threw it away’
‘The incident occurred one month ago. The boyfriend died from alcohol intoxication ten days after the incident and we don’t know where he had hidden the body.
‘The police are now searching for the child’s body in the area where the crime occurred and in the landfill site outside the city.’
Few days ago Svetlana Mirzoeva was charged with murder of a minor and placed into custody.
Her three-year-old son, who reportedly witnessed the murder of his sister, was taken to an orphanage. It has not been reported if there are relatives willing to get custody of the boy.
The suspect faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty. The investigation is ongoing.
A loaf of bread costs 32 rubles (39p) in the city, local media report.