A baby boy with two heads died hours after being born at a private hospital in Jashore on Thursday.
The baby -- actually conjoined twin brothers who shared a single body, two arms and two legs -- was delivered by Caesarean on Thursday afternoon.
Both the mother, Muslima Akter, a resident of Natopara village in Jhenaidah upazila, and the baby were later shifted to Jashore General Hospital. However, the baby passed away within a couple of hours.
Faisal Ahmed a doctor at the children's ward of Jashore General Hospital, said the baby was brought to the district's premier medical facility around 7pm on Thursday.
“As his condition deteriorated further, we referred him to a Dhaka hospital. But the baby breathed his last around 9pm before he could be shifted to the capital," he said.
The baby’s grandmother, Sabina Begum, said that in the ninth month of Muslima's pregnancy, doctors at the private hospital told them that she was expecting twins after seeing her ultrasonography report.