Roots of Superstitions very deep in India Diprosopus Patient worshiped as God

by admin on September 27, 2009

You mustchild-with-two-faces-money-God-superstition-india-villagehave seen a case like some God / Evil has taken birth in somebody’s family, people running and worshiping that congenital abnormal baby, this happens mostly in rural areas of India.

In a village Saini Sunpura near New Delhi, Lali Singh was born in family of mother Sushma and father Vinod Singh.

Her facial features included two pairs of eyes, two noses, and two mouths (but only one pair of ears). This is a rare congenital disorder known as Diprosopus (also known as Cranio fascio Duplication) where face is duplicated with one head, this is not due to error in embryo division, but it occurs due to Sonic Hedgehog Homolog (SHH) protein  found to play an important role in signaling craniofacial patterning during embryonic development. Among other things, the SHH protein governs the width of facial features. In excess it leads to widening of facial features and to duplication of facial structures.

But due to illetracy, roots of superstitions are very deep in India this child was treated as incarcination of Hindu God and was worshiped, feet were touched and money was given to family.

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sanjana tiwari December 3, 2009 at 12:44 pm

great post as usual .. thanks .. you just gave me a few more ideas to play with

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