Cruel locals have labelled a baby born in an Indian village with large red eyes and holes in place of his nose an “alien”.
The unnamed boy was born to Karishma and Arshad at their home in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, India, in the early hours of Tuesday.
But when the young mother was stunned when she saw her second child for the first time.
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 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 miracle that could give their son a long life.