June 25 2017, updated 5:30pm

Two-faced baby born in India

Last updated 13:23 08/04/2008
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MIRROR IMAGE: An apparently healthy baby girl with two faces has reportedly been born in New Delhi, northern India.

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An apparently healthy baby girl with two faces has been born in northern India, media reports say.

The girl has been drawing crowds to the family's mud-and-brick house in a town 50km from New Delhi, Agence France Presse reported.

"She's fed through one mouth and sucks her thumb with the other. We use whichever mouth is free to feed her," her father, factory worker Vinod Kumar, told AFP.

Kumar admitted he was "a little scared" when he first saw his daughter, but she was a healthy baby who was eating and breathing normally, AFP said.

"Whatever God has given me is acceptable. What can we do about it?"

Some in the deeply conservative Hindu nation see the baby as a deity.

The baby is yet to be named.

Doctors said separating the two heads was not possible because the skulls were fused together, AFP said.

The girl's birth occurred just a few months after Indian docotors removed the extra limbs of two-year-old Lakshmi Tatma, who was born with four arms and legs.

 

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