Parents of a baby boy born in an Indian village with large red eyes and holes in place of his nose have said they will not abandon him even as cruel locals label the child an “alien”.
The tot was born to Karishma and Arshad at their home in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, India, in the early hours of Tuesday. He has very large red eyes, holes in place of a nose, and no ears. The young mother was stunned when she saw her second child for the first time but believes his birth is God’s will.
She said: “His eyes were red and huge. He was looking at me and his nose was flat. He also does not have ears. I had gone into labour late at night and by 4am he was born naturally. I was excited to see him but when I saw his face I could not believe what I saw. I have never seen a child like this before.”
Since the birth of the boy villagers have been flocking to the family home thinking he is an alien. But father Arshad, a painter, believes his son is God’s will and is optimistic of raising him for as long as he can.
Arshad said: “God has given him to us. We will not abandon him. We will take care of him as long as he survives.”
The baby weighs five pounds and has a healthy pair of limbs. Doctors believe he will survive and he is currently breathing properly. The couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are hoping for a miracle that could give their son a long life.