Indian girl eats as much as her entire village

Weighty issue

Suman Khatun, from West Bengal, devours two giant plates of rice, two bowls of fried fish, two fried eggs and a couple of omelettes—and that is just for lunch, after two breakfasts of biscuits, bananas, rice and eggs, reports the Daily Mail.
Khatun, who weighs 5 times more than she should be, is the same weight as two Kylie Minogues, a Great Dane or England rugby player Jonny Wilkinson.

Her mother Beli Bibi is not sure how much her daughter eats because immediately after lunch she drags herself across the road to demand more food from neighbours.
Khatun was born a healthy 8lbs 9ozs but her appetite grew from the moment she began drinking milk.

Her father  Jalal earns £10 a week as a farmer, which he spends almost entirely on her greed, often leaving the rest of the family hungry.

In one week, Khatun gets through an astonishing 14 kg of rice, 8 kg of potatoes, 8 kg of fish and about 180 bananas, as well as snacking on her favourite Bengali sweets and cream cakes.

She does no exercise and is exhausted walking for any more than a minute, collapsing on a sweaty heap on the floor. “I have tried almost everything to control Suman’s appetite, but she cries so much that I have no choice but to give in. I have tried to be strict and refuse her food but she then rolls on the floor and starts eating mud instead. I can’t let my child eat mud so I end up giving her more food,” said her mom.

Their family doctor Subodh Bandyopadhyay has been treating the girl since she was a baby. “It’s time the parents took the situation seriously. If she continues to eat the way she does, she might die of a cardiac arrest in the very near future. It’s a worrying time,” their doctor said.

 

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