View Full Version : A baby with 2 faces was born in India...

04-11-2008, 04:59 PM

By GURINDER OSAN, Associated Press Writer Tue Apr 8, 6:21 PM ET

SAINI SUNPURA, India - A baby with two faces was born in a northern Indian village, where she is doing well and is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess, her father said Tuesday.

The baby, Lali, apparently has an extremely rare condition known as craniofacial duplication, where a single head has two faces. Except for her ears, all of Lali's facial features are duplicated — she has two noses, two pairs of lips and two pairs of eyes.

"My daughter is fine — like any other child," said Vinod Singh, 23, a poor farm worker.

Lali has caused a sensation in the dusty village of Saini Sunpura, 25 miles east of New Delhi. When she left the hospital, eight hours after a normal delivery on March 11, she was swarmed by villagers, said Sabir Ali, the director of Saifi Hospital.

"She drinks milk from her two mouths and opens and shuts all the four eyes at one time," Ali said.

Rural India is deeply superstitious and the little girl is being hailed as a return of the Hindu goddess of valor, Durga, a fiery deity traditionally depicted with three eyes and many arms.

Up to 100 people have been visiting Lali at her home every day to touch her feet out of respect, offer money and receive blessings, Singh told The Associated Press.

"Lali is God's gift to us," said Jaipal Singh, a member of the local village council. "She has brought fame to our village."

Village chief Daulat Ram said he planned to build a temple to Durga in the village.

"I am writing to the state government to provide money to build the temple and help the parents look after their daughter," Ram said.

Lali's condition is often linked to serious health complications, but the doctor said she was doing well.

"She is leading a normal life with no breathing difficulties," said Ali, adding that he saw no need for surgery.

Lali's parents were married in February 2007. Lali is their first child.

Singh said he took his daughter to a hospital in New Delhi where doctors suggested a CT scan to determine whether her internal organs were normal, but Singh said he felt it was unnecessary.

"I don't feel the need of that at this stage as my daughter is behaving like a normal child, posing no problems," he said.

04-11-2008, 05:33 PM
WTF is In India's water? honestly they always poppin' out some weird kids.

However she could be one hell of a porn star when shes older. Lol.

04-11-2008, 05:46 PM
Ha! your terrible G!

04-11-2008, 05:54 PM
Wow, my first thought was "poor girl". Then I finished reading....Indians are weird.

04-11-2008, 06:00 PM
It was the 8 limbed girl the last time.

04-11-2008, 06:11 PM
WTF is In India's water? honestly they always poppin' out some weird kids.

Well they DO have over a billion people. Chances are pretty good.

This is just plain awesome. Yeah it is a horrible disease / genetic problem but all I can think of is how awesome it is. All of her parts work?! That's unheard of. I wonder if they'll each develop their own personality maybe? Either way, this girl probably won't live very long. Genetic diseases tend to kill all of the interesting ones.

04-11-2008, 06:18 PM
i saw that in the news with the picture

04-11-2008, 07:04 PM
Damn that kinda sucks their going to have to buy a lot of baby formula there like $20 >.<
multiply times 2.

04-11-2008, 07:10 PM
That is disgusting.

04-11-2008, 08:59 PM
Wait so is it one child with two faces or what? Confused, but yeah...that's um...different.

04-11-2008, 09:23 PM
^ ya

very interesting...hope she lives to old age...

04-11-2008, 09:24 PM
"dear god please send me a deformed 2 faced baby"


04-11-2008, 10:41 PM
oh my thats so nice the goddess has finally returned to our earth ^_^ i cant believe it this is so exiting

04-11-2008, 10:51 PM
That's fucking awesome. A child with two working faces? Think of how convenient that would be. Although it'd probably be hell if she gets a cold. lol, but still, that's awesome.

04-11-2008, 10:52 PM
^If they both sneezed at the same time and held it in they/she would probably blow up!

04-11-2008, 10:59 PM
i dont appreciate some of this teasing >.>

04-11-2008, 11:18 PM
Wow thats pretty awesome! Eat in one mouth while drinking in the other one!

04-12-2008, 12:54 AM
poor little baby. :(

Vision X
04-12-2008, 03:33 PM
wait til she hits puberty

04-12-2008, 03:43 PM
Poor Kid
Poor Parents ... :(

04-13-2008, 01:08 PM
WTF is In India's water? honestly they always poppin' out some weird kids.

However she could be one hell of a porn star when shes older. Lol.
Holy shit xD

That's true though..

We were talking about this story in my social studies class.

Nuerhachi Niru
04-15-2008, 09:02 PM
This happened once before. Except it was a boy and he had a monkey tail. I wonder if he's still alive though? >>google<<
Vid (http://www.vidzest.com/media/10/Boy_with_a_Tail_in_India_Believed_to_be_ a_God/)

I guess he is, for now at least. =/

04-15-2008, 09:36 PM
its always indians

04-17-2008, 03:08 AM
Is her second face functional? Or can she only see/breathe/eat with one face? They should do the CT scans, though... Just in case, I mean. =/

04-17-2008, 10:28 AM
Holy crap that sounds awesome I wish I had 2 faces that would be cool I hope she doesn't die too young

05-03-2008, 06:39 PM
Now she'd make a great porn star,

we have the normal women with 3 Holes, but


05-18-2008, 07:23 AM
Somebody have a foto or something???
i wanna see how she looks like

05-18-2008, 10:42 AM
I heard about that somebody in my class was talking about it and they said that it was one face but with four eyes two mouths and 2 noses and stuff I didn't get it. Is it a whole nother person one the face or what?

05-18-2008, 07:21 PM
India has some weird freaking people going around down there, that and they worship COWS! The hell?

Ew... what if... A cowbaby was born.. I mean half baby, half cow... That would be.. The God(ess) Of the Cows..

Hail to Cow Baby!!

05-19-2008, 07:41 PM
That's pretty cool. Her life will be interesting if she gets a classical education and is still portrayed as a deity in her life.

05-20-2008, 06:27 AM
It's the moment were the parents start to stop taking precautions when things start to happen. Remember the story were the parents were praying for their daughter who was a diabetic and died a slow painful death? Well this is an extreme version, but I think I'd rather be safe than sorry. Take the CT scan dad!!

05-30-2008, 08:56 PM
Wow, my first thought was "poor girl". Then I finished reading....Indians are weird.

i thought the same thing but her parents seem pretty happy about it

lol wtf!:confused:

05-31-2008, 02:37 AM
It's really strange but it could be a genetic disorder or misalignment of genes within a population. But if I had to blame a single thing, I'd probably say it's the lack of genetic diversity within their population that is leading to this problem. They are usually marrying people of the same caste and so forth, so ideally it does make sense that they would have kids born with some type of side-effects.