An Instagram cosmetics queen has confessed to killing her own children and setting fire to them, after claiming she could no longer support them.
Divorcee Elena Karimova, who has 21,000 subscribers for her online cosmetic sales business, is being investigated for strangling her daughter, Khadizha, four, and son Suleiman, two, in the back seat of her rented Kia Rio.
The Russian woman – who had fallen behind with loan repayments after bein g divorced by her husband – then bought fuel from a petrol station, drove the bodies to a forest and set fire to her dead children.
Fearing she would be spotted by locals, the 27-year-old put the charred bodies back in her car and returned home.
The next day she put the corpses in an abandoned warehouse near Nizhny Novgorod in western Russia and set fire to it.
Firemen initially found what appeared to be one severely burned body after extinguishing the blaze
Locals had noticed Karimova’s car at the scene and police interrogated her leading to an immediate confession, say reports. “I couldn’t provide for my children,” she told officers.
Later in court, where she was remanded in custody, she said: “I’m very sorry for what happened. “I do not even know how I could go about this.”