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Parasitic twin, also known as craniopagus parasiticus, are formed the same way as conjoined twins during the early stages of pregnancy.
A similar case was reported in Peru last year, when a three-year-old boy was found to have a parasitic twin living inside him.
Deepak Kumar Paswaan, who hails from Bihar, was born with a parasitic twin conjoined to his abdomen, which meant he had four legs and four arms but one head.
GOING by the etymology of her name, Lakshmi Tatma -- named after the goddess of wealth -- was extremely fortunate to have found a generous surgeon who bore all expenses to get her parasitic twin removed in 2008.
Lakshmi went on to become a worldwide sensation after a ground- breaking operation in 2008 separated her from a parasitic twin.