A baby boy born with four arms and four legs has sparked panic in his hometown because he looks like an Indian God. An unnamed relative told local TV in Baruipur, east India: “When he first came out we couldn’t believe it. The nurses said he was badly deformed but I could see that this was a sign from God.
“In fact, this is a miracle, its God’s baby. Indian God’s have extra limbs just like this.” Now thousands of locals are flocking to the hospital in India’s eastern West Bengal State to catch a glimpse of the toddler. Chukka Rao, 67, from a neighbouring village, said: “When we first heard about God Boy we were slightly sceptical. But we came to see because we were intrigued by all the news we were hearing from friends and others.
“When we eventually saw a pic of the child it was a wonder. This is truly the son of the Hindu God Brahma, who also has four arms and four legs.” But with the village being overrun by curious believers from across the region, policemen say they are having trouble controlling the crowds. A police spokesman said: “This is a freak baby and it is tragic, there is nothing Godly about him at all. But the crowds are going berserk and clamouring to see the child. “Hundreds are crying in the streets, hundreds of others are praying and setting up camp here. Some are even panicking and believe this is a sign of the end of the world. “I have never seen anything like this in my whole career.”
The child’s family member added: “It is understandable that there is a lot of excitement about this. It is only natural that people want to see the God Baby.” Medics say the birth defect is actually the result of the remains of the baby’s twin being joined to him in the womb.