Channel one, Russia 1, REN TV and TVC in the morning news on March 2, told about the arrest of a native of Uzbekistan, Gulchehra Bobokulov, which is suspected of killing 4-year-old girl.
In the news at 11:00 on “Russia 1” correspondent, who was at the building of the Presnensky court said that the court has arrested a citizen of Uzbekistan Gulchehra Bobokulov that “on Monday killed four-year-old pupil”. The plot was clarified that a former nanny, the woman set fire to apartment in which the girl was killed. Bobokulov was arrested on the same day, she was in a state of “acute mental disorder”, said the correspondent with reference to the statement by the psychiatrist. About the circumstances of the arrest of the babysitter in the plot of the TV channel has not been told.
An hour later the 12:00 on “the First channel” also appeared the plot of Bobokulov. It said that the citizen of Uzbekistan accused in the murder of the girl, at two months was arrested for disobeying the court. Leading drew attention to the fact that the baby-sitter, “according to the source Agency TASS,” was the murder committed in “a state of acute mental disorder”. How and where did it happen Bobokulov, journalists “the First channel” also was silent.
The story about the nanny appeared on REN TV channel in release at 12:30. In the story it was explained that Bobokulov, which “was suffering from schizophrenia,” said those gathered in the court building to reporters that repents. In the news on REN TV said that the incident “caused a public outcry,” and the station “October Field” and at home, where she lived dead girl, the Muscovites on the eve staged a “makeshift memorial”.
TVC told about the arrest of a babysitter on the news at 11:30. The channel also focused attention on information that Bobokulov was suffering from schizophrenia. In this TVC, unlike other TV channels, said that “the tragedy occurred last Sunday” and not Monday. Details of detention of the suspect, as well as other channels, TVC is not reported.
NTV news at 11:00 and 13:00 stories about Babakulova not shown.
The murder of the four girls took place in Moscow on Monday, February 29. In the morning near the metro station “October Field” police detained the woman in the black hijab, who shouted “Allah Akbar!”, called himself a terrorist and was holding the bloody head of a child. Arrested were 38-year-old native of Uzbekistan, Gulchehra Bobokulov, who was the nanny of the murdered child. According to investigators, the woman waited until the girl’s parents leave and then killed her, cut off the head and set fire to the apartment.
March 2, Bobokulov for two months was arrested for disobeying the court. As reported the correspondent from the court house, in conversation with journalists the woman pleaded guilty, and the question of why this was done, said, “Allah ordered”.
The day of the murder “the First channel” “Russia 1”, NTV, TVC showed stories about him. Only in the news, REN TV at 12:30 managed to find a story about the incident in the North-West of Moscow. However, in later newscasts in 16:30, 19:30 and 23:00 mention of the event was gone.
Two employees of different Federal channels spoke about the recommendation not to show stories about the murder of a child. Their explanation was that the authorities fear a sharpened attention to the national question in connection with the murder. But the Kremlin denied this information. “It is not. It’s the channels themselves did not show the crazy. But we support them”, said the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
The next day Sands added that the refusal of the Federal TV channels from covering this topic is a global practice and “civil position” of the channels. “I repeat, the channels, as far as we know, decided not to show this terrible tragedy, and I think that can only associate itself with this decision channels”, — said the press Secretary of the President. In his words, “this too, probably badly, to show it on TV.”
Commenting on the crime, Peskov stressed that it is impossible to consider it in the context of the national question. “What national question?! Moscow is a huge metropolis, it is multiethnic and multi-religious. No need to associate it with some national issue. It really is a terrible tragedy for his inhumanity and insanity”, he stressed.