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He used to be known as "The Eight-Limbed Boy" - but now, Deepak Paswaan looks like any other boy following dramatic surgery. Deepak, seven, was taunted as a "devil" and "a freak" due to a parasitic twin jutting from his stomach. Born in Bihar, India, Deepak spent his young life carrying around the under-developed legs and arms of what would have been his twin in a normal pregnancy. The appendage made it look like seven-year-old Deepak had four extra limbs. But in June 2010 top doctors at the Fortis Hospital Bangalore agreed to operate on Deepak for free, saving his impoverished family the £50,000 it would have cost otherwise. Deepak beamed: "I can run faster than my two elder brothers - before I could never keep up. I really like my new body. It's much more fun. I am very happy."Filmed by Barcroft IndiaEditor: Joshua Douglas