Wonders of nature: Baby born with extra limbs

Published: April 14, 2012

A boy was born with six legs in Sukkur on Friday.

SUKKUR: The nurse stopped in midsentence while congratulating Imran Sheikh for having a baby boy. “Congratulations. Your wife gave birth to a baby boy,” she said. “Your wife and baby are both alright, but…”

Sheikh’s heart beat wildly. He begged the nurse not to hide anything from him. “Your boy is healthy, but has six legs instead of two,” said the nurse. Sheikh’s wife, who underwent surgery on Friday morning at Civil Hospital Sukkur was not ready to talk. Probably because of the shock.

Sheikh works as an X-ray technician in a private hospital and earns around Rs6,000 in a month.

He got married four years ago and this is his first baby. But, the birth was complicated too.

He said that the doctors advised him to take the baby to Karachi for checkup and if possible, a surgery. “But I cannot afford to go to Karachi,” Sheikh said.

For now Sheikh has taken his baby home. He appealed to the government and philanthropists to provide him with financial help so that he can travel to Karachi.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • Apr 14, 2012 - 2:16AM

    I hope some good NGO read this and try to help the parents. Best wished wit the parentsRecommend

  • MBN
    Apr 14, 2012 - 2:44AM

    ….i hope this wasn’t a third generation cousin marriage…because then “Told You So” would be the only response…

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  • xzy
    Apr 14, 2012 - 7:26AM

    This is a case of ischiopagus conjoined twins.

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  • Scientist
    Apr 14, 2012 - 8:03AM

    As reported, the father is a radiology technician. Unguarded exposure to radiation is a likely cause. In the west, the operators are typically shielded in booths surrounded by special radiation absorbing shields. The persons getting Xrayed are covered with lead aprons to prevent gonadal exposure and subsequent mutations. Added to this, the risk from consanguinal marriages is a sure path to birth defects.

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  • Bunty
    Apr 14, 2012 - 8:07AM

    ExpressTribune, Please use your mass appeal for the betterment of humankind. Setup a paypal system or something so we can perhaps send money to this man.

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  • Apr 14, 2012 - 4:00PM

    imran sheikh come to sahara village as soon as possible.

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  • Apr 14, 2012 - 4:03PM

    @Saima:
    you are right,,,,,,,

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  • thrgfh
    Apr 14, 2012 - 6:21PM

    Also born with blurry leg syndrome.

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  • sooly rashid
    Apr 15, 2012 - 4:32AM

    yah allah mafee i just hope to allah some one out there cn help this famliy i wish i could do smthing…. bt allah has brought this kid in this world im sure allah has plans for this beautifull baby all i can say dnt give up on this baby boy.there must be some doctor who can do something for him belive me this is a test for all human dont look away if u can help plz help u r not alone brother may allah help u an ur famliy in the darkest times..allahhafiz

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  • Mohammed Sumair Kolia
    Apr 15, 2012 - 6:58AM

    Good News Governor Sindh Dr.Ishratul Ebad Khan announces financial help to the poor and unafforable family of Imran Sheikh for the surgery of his Son. Thanks To Almighty ALLAH

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  • Atheist, India
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:38AM

    According to the Karma theory, this child has done some horrible things in his last incarnation that he is now being punished for.
     
    Just saying :)

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  • tal
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:13AM

    @Atheist, India: keep your twisted views to yourself. dont say anything if you haven’t got anything good to say. joker!

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  • Atheist, India
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:20PM

    @tal,
    Read my name again. It says it all.

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  • Anwar
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:34PM

    @tal: Chill man! Maybe your turban on your head is too tight.

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  • Pindus
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:15PM

    @Atheist, India:
    1st, I thought Indian Scientists have taken over the reins of modern scientific education and such believes only show their heads in movies. 2nd. I also believe Atheism is about proving of God’s existence & has no goal of hurting people’s feeling when they need the support the most. “Scientist”, “MBN” & “bunty” your’re on the spot. Stay away from cousins, please!

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  • bilal
    Apr 16, 2012 - 2:33AM

    may ALLAH help this family and boy…. !! <3 :( bt i say that express tribune should have a donate button or option so we cud snd money from our accounts to the needy … ! may ALLAH give him a gr8 life and an awesome future …… !!

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  • Rehan
    Apr 16, 2012 - 10:11AM

    Imran Sheikh should be helped on urgent basis by the govt or some NGO… His firt baby boy shud be well soon… insha’Allah

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