Photos of A baby girl captured inside the hospital who was born in India with four arms, two torsos and four legs have gone viral on social media.
The severely deformed baby lying on a bed hooked up to machine died shortly after her birth on Friday.
The baby was rushed to an intensive care unit after her condition started deteriorating.
The medical practitioner, Dr Mukesh Kumar, who helped with the delivery, said the child couldn’t be saved because it was not fully developed.
He said: “This is called congenital deformity. The fetus didn’t grow properly in the womb due some reasons. The was plagued by an extremely rare condition where a conjoined twin did not fully form. “Instead of growing a separate body, the other undeveloped baby’s limbs absorbed into his as a result of polymelia. “The rare disorder occurs in the womb when the cells form abnormally during embryonic development.”
People queued outside the hospital in Lakhisarai, Bihar, just to see the baby after news spread about her birth.
The deformed baby’s mother, identified as Savita Devi said, she was in shock after losing her newborn and added that whatever happened, happened for good.
“I think whatever happened it happened for good. If my baby lived on with these deformed, every day of his life would have been like death.”
Her husband, Suresh Saw, who is a farmer said they took every care during the pregnancy and added that destiny had different plans for them.
“We took every care during the pregnancy. We were hoping to welcome an able-bodied baby.
But destiny had different plans – this time it was a cruel one. We were gifted with a deformed baby.
” I didn’t know whether to be happy or feel sorry for the poor kid.
“God must have cursed us for some sin, we committed in our previous life.”