A teenage boy tortured and cut off the breasts of his grandmother’s friend to steal less than £1.75.
The 13-year-old boy broke into the disabled 78-year-old victim’s home in Russia then pulled out a knife and demanded cash.
The woman, who recognised the schoolboy as the grandson of her friend, asked him to leave but he didn’t listen and proceeded to torture her. She was stabbed in the face and body 60 times and her breasts were cut off by the boy. He only stopped when he realised she was not breathing.
He then escaped with 150 Rubles, the equivalent of just £1.75. He later used the money to top up his mobile phone account.
The victim’s body was found by neighbours the next morning.
The horrifying attack happened in the village of Chesma in Chesmensky District of the Central Russian Chelyabinsk oblast region.
A police spokesman confirmed the incident, saying:
A 13-year-old schoolboy who studies in the 7th grade has been detained in connection with the incident.
He is the grandson of the victim’s female friend. He has been placed in temporary detention in a secure unit for under aged felons.
An investigation is being carried out as to his motive, and he has already confessed to the crime and admitted stealing 150 RUB.
The age of criminal responsibility in Russian is 14 however the shocking nature of the crime means that the boy might end up in a special school for troubled minors.