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(NEWSER)– A baby boy born with four arms and four legs has been nicknamed "God Boy" and drawn thousands of excited people to the city of Baruipur in eastern India.

The boy's family is overjoyed because the birth defect makes him resemble a Hindu god, according to the Daily Mail. "The nurses said he was badly deformed, but I could see this was a sign from God," a relative tells local media. "In fact, this is a miracle, it's God's baby. Indian gods have extra limbs just like this." A police officer struggling to control the curious crowds, however, says it is "tragic" and that hundreds of people are praying and crying in the streets; some even believe the birth is a sign of the end of the world.

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