Photos: Meet 9-Year-Old Suman Khatun – One Of The Fattest Kids In The World


Tucking in: Suman Khatun, who eats 14kgs of rice, 8kgs of potatoes and about 180 bananas a week

Meet nine-year-old Suman Khatun – one of the fattest kids in the world. Standing at just 3ft 5ins, and tipping the scales at a flabbergasting 14st 5lbs (203lbs), this child weighs five times more than she should. Captured on film, Suman is roughly the same weight as two Kylie Minogues, a Great Dane, or former England rugby player Jonny Wilkinson. More pictures after the break

Big presence: Suman is conspicuously larger than her classroom pals

In one week, Suman, from West Bengal, India, munches her way through an incredible 14kgs of rice, 8kgs of potatoes, 8kgs of fish and about 180 bananas. All my friends are thin, but I am fat,’ says young Suman disconsolately. ‘I have problems in standing, sitting, sleeping, playing and running with my friends.’

'Painful': Mum Beli Bibi has requested the help of a local doctor to help manage Suman's weight

Her parents claim they are powerless to prevent her stomach-defying eating habits.  ‘I am very concerned about her future, as my other kids are normal,’ says mum Beli Bibi. ‘It’s painful,’ she adds. They have requested the help of the local doctor to manage her weight, who says: ‘We think she has hyperthyroidism, but she needs to be examined. ‘If it’s not controlled, she might get diabetes or heart diseases.’