Baby girl is born with four legs and three hands after two triplets became joined in the womb – but her twin brother is delivered healthy in India
- A baby girl has been born in with four legs and three hands in Rajasthan, India
- Mother Raju, 24, delivered twins on Friday and second child was born healthy
- Doctors believe mother, who did not have an ultrasound, was carrying triplets
- It is thought youngster’s extra limbs could be removed though surgery in Jaipur
An Indian woman has given birth to a daughter with four legs and three hands after she became conjoined to another baby in the womb.
Raju, 24, naturally delivered twins, a boy and a girl, at a hospital in Tonk in Rajasthan on Friday.
While the boy was born healthy, the girl had with an extra set of legs and another hand covering her entire chest and abdomen.
A baby girl has been born in Rajasthan, India, with four legs and three hands. It is thought that she was originally a triplet but that one of the other baby’s conjoined with her in the womb
Doctors said the youngster, pictured in hospital, should be able to have the extra limbs removed through surgery in Jaipur
Doctors believe Raju could have been carrying triplets, but one of the baby’s joined to the little girl.
Dr Rohitesh Meena, the surgeon who delivered the babies, said: ‘Raju gave birth naturally to the twins at around 2:46 am.
‘The male child is normal but the female is a case of conjoined twins. She had minor breathing issue. We put her on oxygen support and her vitals are stable now.
‘We will refer her to an advanced hospital in Jaipur for further treatment and paediatric surgery. The mother and the male child are stable.’
The little girl’s parents did not have an ultrasound during the pregnancy and were ‘distressed’ after their daughter’s arrival. Pictured are doctors checking the youngster
The baby, pictured, had minor breathing issues when she was born but doctors said her vitals are now stable
Raju, 24, gave birth to the babies on Friday. Pictured are doctors with the little girl
Raju and her husband, Badhulal Gurjar, a daily wage labour were expecting their first child.
The illiterate parents had not gone for an ultrasound and were unaware that they were expecting twins.
‘They had not gone for ultrasound. They were distressed after the birth of the baby girl,’ added Dr Meena.
Doctors believe the youngster’s extra limbs could be removed though surgery.