Poor baby boy believed Hindu 'baby god'

Poor baby born abnormal but sadly worshipped as a god.

Januk Ghimire, the 32-year-old mother of the baby, has had to become used to visitors because thousands have descended on her village since Risab was born in January.

Thousands of people are flocking to a remote and mountainous village in Nepal to see a malformed baby which many are now worshipping as a God.

Suffering from a rare abnormality, baby Risab has a headless "parasitic twin" attached to his abdomen and was born with four arms and four legs.

His impoverished parents say all they want is for Risab to have a "normal body".

They are worried that some see the baby not as a blessing but a curse - the reason why monsoon rains are late.

To many locals, he is seen as a miracle and revered as the reincarnation of Ganesh, the Hindu elephant God, whose common forms have several arms.

Via - BBC News

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