A 63-year-old woman from India is being called a witch by her superstitious neighbors because she has 31 fingers and toes, which is the world record.
63-year-old Kumari Nayak has 19 toes and 12 fingers.
Nayak will go in the Guinness Book of Records for having the most digits in the world.
Devendra Suthar, a 28-year-old, was the previous record holder.
Suthar has 14 toes and 14 fingers, which allowed him to enter the record book.
Kumari, who hails from Odisha, India, has achieved a respectable amount of fame thanks to her remarkable digits.
But her record-holding feature is not being appreciated by everyone.
Kumari said people in her town call her witch and avoid her in the streets when they see her.
Kumari said, “I was born with this defect and I couldn’t be treated as we belonged to a poor family. It has now been 63 years that I have had this condition.”
The condition of Kumari forces her to stay inside because she gets taunted a lot.
Kumari added, “The residents nearby, who are too much into blind faiths, believe that I am a witch and keep away from me. They sometimes come to see my condition – but never help.”
She continued, “I am forced to stay indoors as I am being treated differently which is not a nice way of treatment from my neighbours.”
A neighbor of Kumari said the village that they live in is really small and people in their village are blinded by faith.
The neighbour added, “This is a small village and people here are too much into blind faiths. Odisha is a state of blind faiths and hence treat her as a witch. I know that she has a medical problem and has nothing to do with what others believe her to be.”
She continued, “I feel so sorry for her that she cannot even afford to get herself treated.”
Kumari said she doesn’t have enough money so she could get her extra fingers and toes to get removed or treated by the doctors.
Her condition forces her to stay inside.
The government officials heard about the condition of Kumari and stepped in to offer help so she can get treated.
The government offered a new home and pension to Kumari so she could live comfortably.
The government of Odisha said they will be raising awareness about such conditions so people like Kumari wouldn’t be treated differently by people.
The spokesperson of the government said, “We are aware of her situation and have offered all possible help. We are also educating her neighbours to treat her with love and compassion and that she is not a witch.”