When Laura Daudova informed her husband she was pregnant with twins after years of making an attempt for a child, he was delighted. But, months later, that pleasure turned to shock and sorrow for the presumed father-to-be and their household.
Daudova, a local of Russia’s Muslim-majority Republic of Dagestan, informed her companion, Daud Daudov, that the 2 infants had died shortly after being born at a hospital in Stavropol, within the southwest of the nation.
However, stunning footage later went viral on social media after Daudov found that two plastic dolls had been wrapped within the funeral shroud as a substitute of the stays of his youngsters.
“I had babies,” he may very well be heard saying. “I brought them to Dagestan to bury them.” The clip led to a flurry of hypothesis on-line that the our bodies had been switched within the hospital, or that the infants would possibly nonetheless be alive.
However, later that day, the Stavropol Ministry of Health issued an announcement during which they cautioned that particulars of the case had but to be confirmed. Officials stated they “promptly checked the patient’s data, which was reported on social networks. This was not in the records of either of the two local perinatal centers, nor in those of any other obstetric facility in the Stavropol territory – neither this year nor last year.”
They added that the maternity hospital during which the occasions have been reported to have taken place is provided with surveillance tools.
The native governor, Vladimir Vladimirov, additionally stated that there was no report of the lady or her youngsters. “When it comes to stillbirths, we have not had cases of the death of babies here for a very long time, and twins, as far as I know, never.”
Later on Thursday, footage emerged of Daudova admitting on digicam that she had faked the being pregnant to make her husband glad, and never been in a position to come clear earlier than she was due.
“I myself believed it,” she stated within the tearful clip. “It was as though [the child] really existed. I inspired myself to such an extent that my belly began to grow. I began to feel it moving. My body worked as though it was pregnant.”
The Russian-language MKRU information community later obtained messages that they declare confirmed Daudova telling her mother and father in regards to the arrival of the 2 infants, one bigger than the opposite. She reportedly despatched an image she discovered on the web to her delighted relations.
Speaking to journalists after the investigation, Vladimirov stated that “yesterday a medical examination of the woman was carried out. It concluded that she did not give birth. Later, the woman herself confirmed in writing that this whole story is a fiction.”
“What can I say,” the governor added. “I have no words. Now this is a matter of the family. And law enforcement agencies.”
In a video posted to the Telegram messaging service, Daudov says he had no suspicions that his spouse could be pretending she was pregnant. “If people accuse me of being blind, then… well, everything is God’s will,” he stated.
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