Shocking: Baby born with four legs and two pen!ses...

A baby has been born with four legs and two male sex organs at a hospital in India.

The baby was born at 4.23am on Saturday to parents Lalitamma and Chennabasava and doctors said it was a normal delivery.

His mother, Lalitamma, 23, described her son as ‘God’s gift to us’ saying that she was reluctant for him to be taken to another hospital for further treatment.

However, after seeking advice and reassurance from her family she and her son went to a specialist facility in Ballari in the western Karnataka state.

She said she was prepared to raise her son the way he was.

However, she said: ‘My first son, born three years ago, is healthy. We are poor and cannot afford expensive treatment.’

Dr Virupaksha, who helped deliver the baby, told the Times of India: I referred the family to Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS).

‘I spoke to the surgeons there on Sunday, and they told me that the baby was being kept under observation. I hope the baby becomes normal.’

Lalitamma added: The doctors and members of my family advised me to take the baby to VIMS for for advanced treatment. Now, I am hoping he becomes normal.’

Dr Divakar Gaddi, at VIMS, said: ‘A team of surgeons is looking into the baby’s condition. It is a very challenging case for us.’