A woman who told her husband she was pregnant with twins who then died has been exposed as a liar after the case almost sparked a national scandal in Russia.
Laura Daudov’s lies quickly snowballed after she claimed to have received a positive pregnancy test. She told her husband, Daud, and seeing the joy it brought to him she said she did not have the heart to tell him the truth.
Explaining her actions, Laura said: ‘I saw how happy my husband was when I told him that I was pregnant. I didn’t want to upset him and therefore decided to lie to him and to our relatives by faking the pregnancy.
‘I didn’t have a clear plan. Sometimes I felt as if my tummy was growing, I felt as if I was pregnant. In January I went to have a look at babies’ cots. It’s hard to explain, from one hand I knew I wasn’t pregnant, but I couldn’t stop pretending.’
She even went as far as renting a flat near the maternity hospital, claiming she gave birth on February 3 but then saying they died on Tuesday from a ‘cerebral haemorrhage aneurysm’.
She said: ‘On that same day my husband told me that we had to bury the babies in Dagestan, at his family’s graveyard.’
It was at the funeral, where the dolls were wrapped in shrouds, that Laura’s lies started to unravel.
Daud said: ‘My cousin told me: “Bro, they are still people… we need to do this in a human way… We need to see their faces before we bury them”.
‘I opened the face of the first baby and saw there were no eyes. What was this? I began to open the face of the second one. The same. This was a doll…a doll.’
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