An infant born with four arms and four legs in Baruipur, India is causing a stir in the area because of his resemblance to Hindu Gods.
The baby, called “God Boy” by his parents because they say he looks like an Indian God, was born in Baruipur, a city in India”s eastern West Bengal State.
When he first came out we couldn’t believe it,
a relative told a local television station.
The nurses said he was badly deformed but I could see that this was a sign from God. In fact, this is a miracle, it’s God’s baby. Indian gods have extra limbs just like this.
Doctors say the birth defect is the result of the remains of the baby’s twin being joined to him in the womb – a condition known as a parasitic twin.
With conjoined twins, you have two living fetuses that are attached either by the head, abdomen or legs. With a parasitic twin it’s the same principle, except there is a malformation of one of those twins. As a result, the twin never fully develops and is then partially encased in the living fetus.
A police spokesman described the chaotic scene in the West Bengal City.
The crowds are going berserk and clamoring to see the child,
Hundreds are crying in the streets, hundreds of others are praying and setting up camp here.
The family understands the excitement and interest in their newest member.
It is only natural that people want to see the God Baby,
the family member told CEN.