WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Footage captured inside the hospital shows the severely deformed baby lying on a bed hooked up to machines before she died shortly after her birth
A baby girl was born in India with two torsos, four arms and four legs.
Footage captured inside the hospital shows the severely deformed baby lying on a bed hooked up to machines. She died shortly after her birth on Friday.
Crowds queued outside the hospital in Lakhisarai, Bihar, in order to see the baby after news spread about her birth.
Mum Savita Devi said she was in shock after losing her newborn but added: “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.”
The baby born with two torsos, four arms and four legs in India (Photo: SWNS)
Her husband Suresh Saw, a farmer, said: “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.”
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Crowds formed outside the hospital to see the baby (Photo: SWNS)
The baby was rushed to an intensive care unit after her condition started deteriorating.
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.”