A baby girl was born in India shockingly with two torsos, four arms and four legs. Hospital showed footage of a severely deformed baby lying on a bed hooked up to machines. The baby did not survive and died shortly after her birth on Friday.
The baby was rushed to an intensive care unit after her condition further deteriorated. Dr. Mukesh Kumar, wo helped with the baby’s delivery, explained that the child could not be saved because she was not fully developed. He said the baby suffered from congenital deformity.
Dr. Kumat said: “The fetus didn’t grow properly in the womb due some reasons. It was plagued by an extremely rare condition where a conjoined twin did not fully form.” The doctor explained that instead of growing a separate body, the other underdeveloped baby’s limbs absorbed into the other baby due to polymelia.
The rare disorder is said to occur when the cells form abnormally during embryonic development.
The mother Savita Devi said she was in shock following her baby’s death but admitted: ”I think whatever happened, it happened for good. If my baby lived on with these (deformities), every day of her life would have been like death.”
The father Suresh Saw, a farmer, said they took every care during her pregnancy and were hoping “to welcome an able-bodied baby.” He said he is not sure whether to be happy or feel sorry for the baby. He added a superstitious take on the matter, however, as he said: “God must have cursed us for some sin we committed in our previous life.”
Crowds lined up outside the hospital in Lakhisarai, Bihar, to see the baby after news spread about her birth and condition.