A mother has given birth to her child who has double the amount of arms and legs than seen with other births – but locals believe there is a reason why the child was born different in India
A baby born with four arms and legs has been idolised by locals who believe the child is an incarnation of God.
The newborn’s mother has been flocked with visitors in Sadar Hospital, eastern India, since she gave birth on Tuesday, January 17.
The child, whose gender is yet to be revealed, has become a local celebrity for its unique appearance and extra limbs.
Video footage shows the child being surrounded by fascinated residents as they took pictures of the child and their exposed organs.
The child could be seen resting in a basket full of colourful sheets placed on the mother’s lap as she sat upright in a hospital bed.
Despite many believing the child’s condition is related to religion, doctors have confirmed that the birth defects are due to a pregnancy complication.
It comes after a six-year-old girl became famous for having “two noses and a trunk” in Uttar Pradesh, north India, the Daily Star previously reported.
Lakshimi was branded a Hindu god after star-struck locals believed the child was an incarnation of Lord Ganesha.