Wednesday, 7 November 2007
The reincarnation of Vishnu
Lakshmi Tatma's mother Poonam Devi says of her daughter: "She is a miracle, a special blessing from God."
Obviously not that special though, as she goes on to say: "But she is my daughter and she cannot live like this."
The girl was born on the celebration day of the Vishnu, the four-armed Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity after whom she was named.
It's strange that Vishnu is the goddess of wealth when the parents only earn 50p a day as casual labourers.
Someone's certainly going to make a packet out of her though, as the operation to remove the parastic twin - which has no head - costs £100,000.