Boy born with two heads, dies

two-headsA baby boy bearing two heads has been born in India and has been described as a ‘miracle’ by doctors.

The baby boy was born on Monday morning to his 20-year-old mother at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, in Ajmer, Rajasthan and weighed about 2.5 kilograms (5lbs 7oz).

Dr Jaiprakash Narayan, an assistant professor of the paediatric medicine department, said everyone who heard about the miracle birth wanted to catch a glimpse of the remarkable baby.

‘It was the couple’s first child, which probably explains why they didn’t see a doctor during the pregnancy and take extra precautions.

The operation is possible in some cases of conjoined twins but here it was nearly impossible,’ he said.

‘Despite having two pairs of all of their internal organs they were all trapped in one body, with only one pair of arms and legs. You cannot separate such children.’

The baby was kept in the intensive care unit.

But the baby’s mother and 24-year-old father decided to leave and take their son home despite the risks and warnings from hospital staff.

The baby died 32 hours after his birth.

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