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Central European News (CEN)

BARUIPUR, India — A baby born with four arms and four legs in India is being called a miracle. The boy’s parents have dubbed him “God Boy,” saying he looks like an Indian god.

“When he first came out we couldn’t believe it,” an unnamed relative told reporters. “The nurses said he was badly deformed, but I could see that this was a sign from God. In fact, this is a miracle, it’s God’s baby.”

Thousands have flocked to the boy’s village to catch a glimpse of him. Police said they’re overrun with onlookers.

“Hundreds are crying in the streets, hundreds of others are praying and setting up camp here,” one police officer said, adding he’s never seen anything like it.

He also said he did not share the same sentiments for the child as his parents.

“This is a freak baby and it is tragic, there is nothing Godly about him at all,” the officer told a reporter with Central European News. “Hundreds are crying in the streets, hundreds of others are praying and setting up camp here.”

One person who lives in a neighboring village said at first he didn’t believe there had been a ‘god’ child born — until he saw with his own eyes.

“When we eventually saw a pic of the child it was a wonder,” Chukka Roa, 67, said. “This is truly the son of the Hindu God Brahma, who also has four arms and four legs.”

Health care officials said the boy is not a ‘god child,’ but rather the result of a parasitic twin — when a baby’s twin joins the other in the womb.