A MUM who strangled her nine-year-old son to death with a rope because he "gave her a headache" by talking about his day has avoided jail in Kazakhstan.
Araylym Urazdaeva, 34, tied her son to a heating battery before throttling him after experiencing a schizophrenic episode, a court heard.
KTK5 Araylym Urazdaeva, 34, horrifically murdered her son after experiencing a headache as he spoke about his day at school
Due to Urazdaeva’s mental condition at the moment of the murder, judges decided to send her to a psychiatric facility instead of putting her behind bars.
The murder occurred in October last year when Urazdaeva’s son, who has not been named, got home from school.
The youngster was in a good mood and very chatty, telling his mum about his day at school.
But the evening took a horrifying turn when his mother suddenly felt a headache.
A moment later Urazdaeva reportedly grabbed a rope and tied her son to a heating battery in their flat before strangling him to death with another piece of rope.
The victim’s dead body was discovered by his cousin who came to visit the flat in the city of Aktau in south-western Kazakhstan.
The cousin called the police.
Speaking to officers, Urazdaeva said that "she felt a headache and killed her son", reports say.
She was arrested and underwent a number of mental examinations.
Given the results of the assessments, the Mangystau Regional Court ruled that Urazdaeva cannot be jailed because she experienced a schizophrenic episode during the crime.
Instead she will be sent to Almaty, the largest city in the country, and placed in the Kazakhstan Republican Psychiatric Hospital for forced treatment.
Urazdaeva became a single mother and took care of her son after divorcing her husband.
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Zura Nogaeva, a woman living next door said to local media: “I often saw the mother and the son walking together in the street.
“They looked like a happy family for me, both laughed a lot as speaking with each other.
“It is still hard to believe that she killed her own child.”
KTK5 Urazdaeva has been sent to a mental health facility instead of prison
KTK5 She strangled her son with a rope after tying him to a heater
KTK5 The boy's body was found when a cousin came to visit
MANGYSTAU5 The horrific killing happened in the mum's flat in the city of Aktau in south-western Kazakhstan