Young Russian doctor murders, dismembers and cooks woman after realizing while they had sex that she had previously been a man
Mikhail Tikhonov, 27, murdered Nina Surgutskaya, 25, in Kursk, eastern Russia during a one night stand
The pair were having sex when Tikhonov discovered his partner was born a man
Tikhonov confessed he strangling, dismembering Nina Surgutskaya and cooking her body
He maintains he is not a cannibal, but simply disposed of the body parts
A Russian doctor has confessed to murdering and dismembering a woman he dated when he discovered she had undergone sex change surgery.
The medic Mikhail Tikhonov, 27, cooked some of her body parts in her oven and flushed her remains down the toilet, he told police.
He had been on a night out with Nina Surgutskaya, 25, in Kursk, before going back to her apartment, he said.
The pair were having sex when he realised that she was ‘transsexual’ and had undergone surgery.
He immediately strangled her on her bed and then to hide the murder, dismembered her corpse, he told police interrogators.
Tikhonov was detained and questioned after Nina went missing and her mother called in police to investigate.
The police report into the incident said: ‘Nina invited him to her flat. They continued to drink alcohol and began to have sex. He noticed his partner had been previously a man.
Nina Surgutskaya who was born male, had been registered as female by the Russian authorities.
‘She tried to continue the sex, but at that moment he grabbed her by neck and squeezed tight,’ said the police source.
‘He stopped only when she had no more signs of life.’
Tikhonov then ‘decided to get rid of the body’ and took the corpse to the bathroom where he ‘cut out her internal organs’, and chopped them into small pieces which he flushed down the toilet.
He then carved off the woman’s flesh which he ‘put into the into the oven’, roasting them ‘to evaporate excess liquid’.
He then put the head and limbs into a suitcase and took them to his flat, according to the crime report.
Using a rasp, he sawed off limbs and ribs and threw them into rubbish bins.
At this point, police came to detain him.
They found the macabre sight of the head still attached to the spine, which he had covered in salt ‘to get rid of the smell’.
‘He had no time to get rid of these body parts as he was caught,’ according to one report.
Tikhonov, who was trained as a doctor, faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted of murder and mutilating the corpse.