BEIJING. Aug. 28 (Xinhuanet) -- A baby boy with two
heads was born by Caesarean section at a clinic in Keshobpur, 135 km
from the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, on Monday, according to media reports
The boy, named Kiron, was born by
Cesarean section on Aug. 25, weighing 5.5 kilogrammes. (Xinhua/AFP
The baby, weighed 5.5 kilograms, was named Kiron, and
was moved to a larger hospital in nearby Jessore city.
Kiron was placed under police protection because
hospital officials felt that the baby and his mother, 22, were at risk from the
anxious crowd of 150,000 that had gathered to see him, gynaecologist Mohamad
Abdul Bari said Wednesday.
"He has one stomach and he is eating normally with
his two mouths. He has one genital organ and a full set of limbs," Bari said.
"He was born from one embryo but there was a
developmental anomaly." Bari said.
Babies born with physical abnormalities in Bangladesh
and India are often hailed as living gods. An eight-limbed girl named Lakshmi
born in India last October was believed by villagers to be a reincarnation of
the four-armed Hindu goddess of wealth.
The daily newspaper Samakal said many well-wishers
had left money for the baby's family.