A toddler who has grown a foot-long tail is being worshipped as a god in his home village.
Krishna Yadav, three, has become a spectacle with many believing he is the ‘living incarnation of Bajrangbali’, the Hindu Monkey God.
He was born with a lump of flesh on his tailbone which has grown into a real tail over time.
Many believe Krishna Yadav is the living incarnation of Bajrangbali the Hindu Monkey God
The youngster was born with a lump of flesh on his tailbone which has grown into a real tail over time
Dad Ramsundar Yadav said: ‘I thought maybe it is a god’s blessings and that my boy is actually an incarnation of the monkey god.
‘But when we consulted the doctors, they told me that it is an unwanted growth that can be removed after a minor operation.’
People travel miles to see Krishna in Kukudi, Uttar Pradesh, India – and his neighbours say he has made the village famous.
His parents asked doctors to operate on the tail a few months ago – but Krishna mysteriously fell sick before the operation date.
Neighbours claim it is ‘warning from the gods’, his mother Kavita, 22, said.
She added: ‘If we removed the tail, we may have to face the wrath of the gods.
People travel miles to see Krishna in Kukudi, Uttar Pradesh, India to see his tail
Krishna’s unwanted growth can easily be removed with surgery and his parents asked for the procedure to be done a few months ago
After his parents asked for the operation, he mysteriously became ill which many believed was a ‘warning from the gods’
Doctors have warned they need to operate as any delay will make the procedure more complex
‘Every time we get ready for the operation, some weird problems start happening — either my husband won’t be able to arrange funds in time or the boy would suddenly start running high fever.’
Neighbour Sunil Kumar said: ‘People from far away villages come to our place to get a glimpse of the boy and seek his blessings.’
Doctors described the disease as ‘rare’ and said the growth needs to be removed..
Dr. Vipul Kumar of SRN Hospital, said: ‘The boy is suffering from a hormonal imbalance problem. One person in 20,000 gets afflicted by this.
‘This is a rare disease but not the dangerous one. The growth can be removed through a normal operation.
‘If the tail starts growing even after the operation, we will have to follow a more complex process to root out the possibility of regrowth.’