*There is a god in the Hindu faith that was born with 8 limbs.
Now there may be 2.
A boy born to a family in India has been named, “God Boy” because he was born with 4 arms and 4 legs. But the birth has caused problems in the local village where the people believe he is a reincarnation of a god.
Locals in the village of Baruipur, east India believe the baby is the reincarnation of Hindu God Brahma, a deity that is also depicted with eight limbs. People are traveling from far and wide to visit the child with hopes that they will be endowed with good fortune.
But this has led to problems with local police who are having a hard time controlling the crowds now visiting the child at the hospital.
According to a report via the UK’s dailymail, the baby boy’s defect, two extra arms and two extra legs, are the remains of an undeveloped joined twin.
But the family of the boy has expressed a sense of joy as they believe as the villagers do: that this child is the reincarnation of Brahma.
Told a relative: ‘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.’
Reiterated one local, Chukka Rao, 67, from a neighboring village: ‘When we first heard about God Boy we were slightly skeptical.
‘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.’
But with the village being overrun by curious believers from across the region, local police say they are having trouble controlling them.
Told a police spokesman: ‘This is a freak baby and it is tragic, there is nothing godly about him at all.
‘But 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.
‘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.’
…and here he is.
Now watch the video report about another Indian boy with the same condition: