Thousands gather to see two-headed baby in Bangladesh

August 28th, 2008 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, Aug 27 (DPA) Thousands of people gathered at a clinic in western Bangladesh see a double-headed baby boy born to a farm worker, media reports said Wednesday.The mass circulation newspaper Ittefaq quoted medical personnel in small town of Keshabpur, west of Dhaka as saying the baby had two pairs of eyes and ears and two noses.

Doctor Abdul Bari, who delivered the baby by Caesarian section, told reporters the child weighed four-and-a-half kilos. The baby had been named Kiron (Light) by his parents.

The daily said many people had been giving money to the 22-year-old mother, Putul Biswas, in exchange for blessings from the child.

An estimated 150,000 people from the region descended on the clinic to try to catch sight of the boy so he was moved to a larger hospital. Police are now mounting a round-the-clock operation to protect him and his family from intrusion

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