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Teacher in Ukraine arrested for murder after tying a pillow to one-year-old girl’s face

Teacher is arrested for murder after being caught on camera tying a pillow to one-year-old girl’s face ‘causing her to suffocate’ at Ukrainian nursery

  • Irina Sukhanova, 51, claimed she wanted to stop the girl, Alesya, from crying
  • Video shows her tying pillow to girls’ face before trying to get her to sleep
  • The terrified girl suffocated from her own vomit because her face was covered 

An horrific video shows how a nursery school teacher tied a pillow to the face of a one year old girl – ‘causing her to die from suffocation and vomiting’.

Irina Sukhanova, 51, has been detained by police in Zaporizhia, south-eastern Ukraine, on suspicion of murder, according to law enforcement officials.

The carer wanted to stop the girl Alesya from crying on her first trial day at the private nursery – after she was bitten by another child.

An horrific video shows how a nursery school teacher in Ukraine tied a pillow to the face of a one year old girl – ‘causing her to die from suffocation and vomiting’

The CCTV video shows how she tied the pillow over the baby’s face before trying to get her to sleep.

The terrified girl suffocated from her own vomit because her face was covered, say police.

She died from ‘gastric obstruction of the respiratory tract’.

Instead of urgently calling an ambulance, Sukhanova is accused of seeking to wipe the CCTV records.

Police later restored the video evidence, it was reported.

At an extraordinary court room confrontation during Sukhanova’s custody hearing the teacher is seen denying to Alesya’s grief-stricken parents that she murdered the helpless girl.

‘I did not kill your child,’ she said in the showdown.

Irina Sukhanova, 51, has been detained by police in Ukraine on suspicion of murder, according to law enforcement officials

Irina Sukhanova, 51, has been detained by police in Ukraine on suspicion of murder, according to law enforcement officials

Father Eduard Gak, 24, asked in disbelief: ‘Did not kill? I saw how you did not kill.’

The teacher replied: ‘You will understand…’

Gak told her: ‘Shut your mouth.’

The girl’s mother Alina, 23, said: ‘It was just the first trial visit to the nursery.

‘By phone she [Irina] assured me everything was good, and to look at testimonials about her.

‘We really checked them.’

She said: ‘How could she put the child asleep like this when she was vomiting?’

The carer wanted to stop the girl Alesya from crying on her first trial day at the private nursery - after she was bitten by another child

The carer wanted to stop the girl Alesya from crying on her first trial day at the private nursery – after she was bitten by another child

Her husband said: ‘My wife came home at about 10 am…, and suddenly got a call saying “Your child is not breathing”.’

He then rushed to the nursery and attempted artificial respiration on his daughter, to no avail, and then called an ambulance.

‘She was only slightly warm,’ he said.

‘It doesn’t fit into my head what happened. Can you imagine what I saw?

‘I cannot explain my emotions when I saw this. I can’t find the words.

‘My only one wish is to do the same to her, to take this pillow and… I can’t say it another way.’

The CCTV video shows how she tied the pillow over the baby's face before trying to get her to sleep

The terrified girl suffocated from her own vomit because her face was covered, say police

The CCTV video shows how she tied the pillow over the baby’s face before trying to get her to sleep. The terrified girl suffocated from her own vomit because her face was covered, say police

Sukhanova claimed: ‘It was a special bolster for the child, so if she falls, she would not injure her neck. It was only to protect the child, nothing more.’

She was detained on suspicion of murder and is also under investigation for running an illegal nursery.

Lawyer for the parents Teymur Mamedov said: ‘Before the arrival of detectives, she removed the surveillance camera recordings from the hard drives, and hid the (pillow).

‘She undressed the child and tried to hide other traces of the crime.’

Senior police officer Oleh Hryhorov said: ‘The seized video and investigations prove the involvement of the owner of an illegal nursery school in the commission of a particularly serious intentional crime…..murder of a minor.’

A full-scale criminal investigation is now underway into the incident on 29 May.



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