Lali, a 24-day-old baby girl in Saini village near Noida, is turning out to be quite a crowd puller. Villagers are queuing outside Lali’s house to get a glimpse of the “goddess”.
Born on March 11 to a Dalit family in a private hospital in Noida, the baby has four eyes and two mouths. The child with two faces is, however, stable and healthy. In fact, despite the abnormality, the child and her mother Sushma were discharged just the next day of the delivery.
“The baby’s delivery was normal and we felt there was no need to keep them in the hospital for further tests. But Lali’s mother had not come to us during her pregnancy,” said Dr Archana of Saifi Hospital.
The child’s father, Vinod Singh, said, “We were shocked to see the baby. The doctor assured us that Lali would be a normal child in every other way. During her pregnancy, my wife was never ill and we never felt the need to consult a doctor.”
Lali’s is the first child of Sushma and Vinod, who got married in February 2007. “Initially we had some problem in accepting the child but now everything is fine. She is just like any other child,” said Sushma.
Senior members in Saini Village maintain the child possesses divine powers. “God has made her like this and we are lucky to be her parents,” said Brahm Singh, the grandfather who is a daily wager in the Indian Railways.