A British mother has been arrested after she cut out her daughter’s heart and other organs while listening to the Koran on an MP3 player.
Police suspect the 35-year-old woman — who has two other children aged 14 and 16 — killed the four-year-old girl as part of a religious offering, the Daily Mail reports.
The girl’s body parts were scattered in different rooms in the apartment in Clapton, east London. Police were called when the woman’s husband returned home on Thursday and found the bloodied scene. The woman was found in the kitchen next to her daughter’s corpse, clutching a kitchen knife.
One neighbour said she heard “horrific” screams coming from the apartment on the afternoon of the killing.
The woman, who lived with her family in the apartment for 12 months, has since been put in a secure mental health facility.