A baby boy has been inundated with visitors who believe he is a reincarnation of a Hindu god – despite being rejected by his mother.

Mum-of-four Khalida Begum gave birth to the as yet unnamed infant on Monday, according to reports in India.

But the 35-year-old was “shocked” when she saw he had a small head and bulging eyes.

Local reports claim doctors diagnosed him the with extremely rare genetic condition harlequin ichthyosis, which gives sufferers thick skin and deformed features.

However, his symptoms appear to be more consistent with another rare defect called Anencephaly.

Villagers in Kadamgachi in Kathihar, are now flocking to the family home, believing he is an incarnation of Hindu monkey God Hanuman, it has been reported.

His mother said: “Several body parts of the baby is not completely developed.