The real-life werewolf.

Lalit does well at school and is good at sports, according to his headmaster, and although other pupils were 'taken aback' when they first met him, he now has many friends
A schoolboy from India suffers from a rare condition known as 'werewolf syndrome' which has left his entire face blanketed in hair.  Lalit Patidar, 13, from Ratlam in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, was born with congenital hypertrichosis. The incurable condition causes abnormal amounts of fine hairs up to 5cm long to grow on a person's face, arms and other parts of their body. Lalit, who is successful and popular at school, says he is usually accepting of his appearance but strangers sometimes throw stones and call him a 'monkey'.Despite his condition, the teenager says he dreams of one day becoming a police officer and 'putting all thieves and criminals in jail'.Lalit said: 'I was born with too much hair on my face and this makes me different.'Sometimes I wish I was like other children, but I cannot do much about it. I have got used to the way I am, and I am usually comfortable with myself.'Lalit's 42-year-old mother, Parvatibai, looks after a family of 14 at their home, including Lalit's five sisters. She said: 'In the first half an hour after Lalit was born, I was amazed to see his body covered in an extraordinary amount of hair.'We immediately asked the local paediatrician to examine him, who trimmed off his excess hair and said that there is no cure for this.'I have five daughters and we prayed at a lot of temples to have a son. Our prayers were answered when Lalit was born.'He is different but still very special for me because he was born after many special prayers.'Despite being used to his condition, Lalit says he has bad days when the hair causes difficulties with his breathing and sight. The family have sought help for their son but there is no known cure for the condition. There are various types of hypertrichosis, with the congenital (present from birth) form of it the rarest.
Lalit is part of a family of 14 who live together, which includes his five sisters (pictured, four of them play with their brother) and says he usually accepts the way he looks
It is not known how many people suffer from this type of bizarre disorder but estimates online suggest only around 50 people have ever been diagnosed. Lalit's father, a 45-year-old celery and garlic farmer, Bankatlal said: 'When Lalit was two years old, I took him to a big hospital in Baroda where a team of doctors examined him.'After examining him, they told me that there is no cure for it but if they come across any cure, they will inform me.'Children at Lalit's school have accepted the way he looks and he is intelligent and athletic.
It is not known how many people suffer from this type of bizarre disorder but estimates online suggest only around 50 people have ever been diagnosed. Lalit's father, a 45-year-old celery and garlic farmer, Bankatlal said: 'When Lalit was two years old, I took him to a big hospital in Baroda where a team of doctors examined him.'After examining him, they told me that there is no cure for it but if they come across any cure, they will inform me.'Children at Lalit's school have accepted the way he looks and he is intelligent and athletic.
Lalit is 'very popular in class and everyone is fond of him,' the headmaster of his government-run school, Babulal Makwana, said
His headmaster, Babulal Makwana said: 'Lalit has been my student for two years. He is good in studies and excels in sports.''He is very popular in his class and everyone is fond of him. 'Initially, when he came to my school, people were taken aback, but now everyone is used to him and no one treats him differently.'However, Lalit has received more hurtful treatment in public, particularly when he leaves the village where he lives. 'Sometimes when I am out in a busy town, people come and stare at me,' he said. 'Some even call me a monkey.