A baby boy born with a deformed head has been inundated with visitors who think he is a reincarnation of a Hindu God – despite being labelled an ‘alien’ by his mother.

Mum-of-four Khalida Begum, 35, gave birth to the yet-to-be-named baby on Monday and was ‘shocked’ when she saw he had a small head and bulging eyes.

Doctors in India diagnosed the boy with extremely rare genetic condition harlequin ichthyosis, which gives sufferers thick skin and deformed features, locals said.

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.

Mother refused to breastfeed newborn son 'because he looked like an alien'

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

‘When I saw the baby after delivery for the first time, I was completely shocked to see the alien-looking boy.

‘I couldn’t believe that I had a delivered an alien-like boy. I was so shocked and saddened by this that I asked the midwife to take the baby out of my sight.

‘My other children were born healthy without any deformity. That’s why it took me sometime to absorb the shock.’

The boy’s father, Mohammed Imtiyaz added: ‘Maybe God has sent him as an exhibit.’

Local sources said the boy was not expected to survive.