An Indian man who was born with four legs has become an outcast after villagers labelled him a devil.
Arun Rajput has had the two extra limbs – believed to be from an undeveloped parasitic twin – dangling from his back since birth.
But the 20-year-old says he has been forced to live the life of a recluse by those in the remote village of Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh, northern India.
His extra limbs mean he cannot sit properly, walking has become uncomfortable and he has to have tailor made trousers developed.
But the young man says he does not want to be treated any differently from others.
Rajput’s poor parents, who work as daily wage labourers on farms, had taken him to several doctors when he was a kid but returned home when they were told the surgery would cost them ‘exorbitant’ amount.
He added: “I want to take care of my parents. I want to study and become a teacher.”
“He was born after 12 years of my marriage. We had eagerly waited for his arrival but when he was born, I could not believe my eyes.