Indian girl with eight limbs due to get operation…

An indian 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.

Without the operation the little girl would never be able to walk or crawl and would be unlikely to live past her early teens, doctors said.

The extraordinary eight-limbed baby was born in a poverty-stricken region of Bihar, India – on the day devoted to the celebration of the four-armed Hindu deity Vishnu.

via Arbroath


  1. Oh! Look the ignorant have spoken! Well they must be right! And haven’t they lived up to the arrogance and stupidity of about 2 thirds of the world’s population.
    How we are blessed to have such people alive.

    Perhaps Lakshmi yes she has a name…is the result of the world’s greed and desecration of the landscape leaving nothing behind but chemicals carcinogens and disease: that wreak havoc and deformities on the poor and destitute.

    This make me embarrassed to be a human.

  2. Graham – Feel free to be leaving the life of a human if you are so inclined and embarrassed then.

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