In a Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India, a girl was born on the 5th march, 2015 around 7 pm with a facial deformity that resembles an elephant trunk. Doctors have warned that this condition is a genetic mutation problem but as superstition and religious beliefs have a long history in India and that it still remains strong and undeterred is proven when people interpreted this situation as a divine intervention and concluded that she is an incarnation of Lord Ganesha( a deity of wisdom and intelligence) and have been worshiping her since. People having been making offerings of any and all kind to the child.
Her facial lump is between her eyes and appears to have divided her nose in two when the girl was still in the womb. Doctors will examine the baby girl to find out the extent of her condition and whether they need to operate.
They have warned the condition could be a genetic mutation triggered by malnutrition and increased pollution, ANI reported. A 2003 report by the environmental magazine Down to Earth said workers in Aligarh, an industrial zone, faced poor sewage works and ‘nightmarish working conditions’.
A gene mutation is a permanent alteration in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene, such that the sequence differs from what is found in most people. Mutations range in size; they can affect anywhere from a single DNA building block (base pair) to a large segment of a chromosome that includes multiple genes. Mutations may or may not produce discernible changes in the observable characteristics of an organism.