Tuesday, November 6, 2007

 

Toddler with eight limbs branded ‘reincarnation of Hindu god’ to undergo life-saving operation

‘A toddler born with eight limbs and believed by some to be the reincarnation of the multi-limbed Hindu goddess Vishnu, is set to undergo a 40-hour operation to remove half of her limbs.

Lakshmi Tatma was born joined to a ‘parasitic twin’ and will go under the knife at the hands of 30 surgeons to remove two of her useless arms and legs.

The headless ‘twin’ is joined to Lakshmi at the pelvis and has its own spinal column and kidney. [..]

Her mother Poonam Tatma said she believed her daughter was “a miracle, a reincarnation” of Vishnu.’




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