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Indians believe 8-limbed infant is a god

A BABY born with eight limbs has caused Hindus to flock to a sleepy Indian village in the belief he is the god Ganesha. The baby boy, born with four arms and four legs, is causing chaos in Dumri-Isri in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand.

Locals believe he is the reincarnation of the Hindu deity Ganesha – the most worshipped god – who has multiple arms and an elephant head.

Since the birth of the baby – who is yet to be named – the otherwise sleepy village has turned into a pilgrimage destination.

The birth defect is thought to come from the remains of an underdeveloped conjoined twin.

Kuntalesh Pandey travelled an impressive 115km (72 miles) across the state from Hazaribagh to catch a glimpse of the boy.

He said: “When a friend first sent me a picture I wrote it off as photoshopped but when he confirmed that it is real I came to see the baby straight away.”

Local nurse Sarita Devi, who is caring for the newborn boy, added: “We are taking great care of the baby.” The condition of the baby’s mother, Ureda Khatun, is unknown.

Hacker causes scare

A TERRIFIED couple have revealed how a creepy hacker accessed their baby monitor and told their toddler son that “daddy’s looking for you”.

The shocking discovery came after the three-year-old boy had been complaining that somebody was talking to him at night.

Then one night, his parents went into his room and apparently heard an unfamiliar voice coming over the device, saying: “Wake up little boy, daddy’s looking for you.”

The horrified mother then dropped the monitor in a state of fear when she realised it had been remotely hacked.

The parents, who wish to remain anonymous for fear the hacked may track them down, said they thought their child just had an overactive imagination until they heard the voice.

“I started to cry in there, because it all started coming back to me, and I started figuring things out,” the mother said CBS New York.

The stark warning had led to technology parents warning parents that modern baby monitors are at risk from being hacked as many connect to the internet.

Concerned parents have been told to change passwords and security settings to lesser the risk of their children’s bedrooms being infiltrated.

Lance Ulanoff, chief correspondent for the digital media website Mashable, said when hackers succeed: “It’s basically like they’re standing next to you in your house.”

Surprisingly, this is not the first case of a baby monitor being remotely hacked.

Hacked footage from baby monitors, webcams and CCTV systems in Britain were broadcast live by a Russian website in November last year.

Road re-painted, them dug up in council mix-up

A council cock-up led to a Brighton road being dug up and resurfaced just days after it was repainted.

Residents of Heath Hill Avenue were left scratching their heads after the second lot of roadworks to resurface the road started in April – the week after repainting had taken place.

The reason – a simple case of poor communication.

A council spokesperson said: “We’d like to apologise to residents for re-painting some road markings on Heath Hill Avenue and then resurfacing over a small stretch of them.

“This was due to a lack of communication between our highways teams. “We will be reviewing our internal systems to try and make sure this doesn’t happen again.”

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