A baby boy born with two heads in Bangladesh has been placed under national police protection because of the curiosity his birth has caused among thousands of locals.
The boy, named Kiron and weighing 12 lbs 1 oz, was born by Cesarean section on Monday August 25, 2008 at a clinic in Keshobpur, 85 miles from the capital, Dhaka.
But an estimated 150,000 people from the region descended on the clinic to try to catch sight of the boy so he was moved to a larger hospital. Police are now mounting a round-the-clock operation to protect him and his family from intrusion.
Dr Mohamad Abdul Bari, his mother's gynecologist, said: "He has one stomach and he is eating normally with his two mouths. He has one genital organ and a full set of limbs.
"He was born from one embryo but there was a developmental anomaly."
The clinic had been unable to determine whether the baby had one or two sets of vital organs, Dr Bari said.
Kiron's life was not in immediate danger but he and his 22-year-old mother were moved to the hospital in the nearby city of Jessore city because of the large crowds that had gathered at the clinic, the doctor said.
"Around 150,000 people gathered yesterday from different areas. It became tough for us to care for the baby.
"We called police to tackle the situation and they are guarding the hospital in Jessore as well," he said.
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