A doctor has confessed to murdering and dismembering a woman he dated when he discovered she had undergone sex change surgery. The Russian man identified as Mikhail Tikhonov, 27, cooked some of her body parts in her oven and flushed her remains down the toilet, he told police.
He had a night out with Nina Surgutskaya, 25, in Kursk, before going back to her flat, he said. The pair were having sex when he realised that she was “transexual” 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.
The man denied he was a cannibal. He told police he had also flushed the cooked human meat down the toilet. He then put the head and limbs into a suitcase and took them to his flat, according to the crime report.
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”.
Tikhonov, who was trained as a doctor, faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted of murder and mutilating the corpse.
Nina – formerly male – had been registered as female by the Russian authorities.