NEW DELHI – The eight-legged child has been dubbed “God Boy” by his parents due to his resemblance to the Hindu god Brahma.
Thousands have flocked to the Indian city of Baruipar to catch a glimpse of the toddler.
A relative said: “When he first came out we couldn’t believe it.
“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.”
But medics have insisted the baby’s deformity is the result of the remains of the child’s twin becoming attached to him in the womb.
Police in West Bengal State are battling to control the baying crowds desperate to see the child.
“Hundreds are crying in the streets, hundreds of others are praying and setting up camp here,” a police spokesman said.