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    A baby with four arms and four legs has been born in southeastern Nepal's Ramechhap district, local media reported on Tuesday.

    NEW DELHI, January 20 (RIA Novosti) - A baby with four arms and four legs has been born in southeastern Nepal's Ramechhap district, local media reported on Tuesday.

    Januka Ghimire, 30, gave birth late on Monday to the as-yet-unnamed infant, whose gender has not been disclosed. Both the mother and the child are reported to be in good health.

    Many locals believe the baby is a reincarnation of Lakshmi, the eight-limbed Hindu goddess of prosperity and wealth.

    "Januka's house is thronged by people from far-flung villages to have the glimpse of the strange baby," the kantipuronline.com news portal said.

    Last November, an eight-limbed girl was born in a remote village in the northern Indian state of Bihar and named Lakshmi after the goddess. The girl underwent surgery to remove the extra limbs and in now undergoing a rehabilitation program.

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