A 10-YEAR-OLD who has become the world’s fattest child is being put on a crash diet as his parents are afraid he’ll die.
Arya Permana weighs 192kg and is categorised as morbidly obese.
His rapid weight-gain has forced him to quit school because he can no longer physically walk.
Arya eats five meals a day, consisting of rice, fish, beef, vegetable soup and Tempeh — a traditional soy patty — which is normally enough to feed two adults.
Due to his astonishing weight, his parents have been unable to find clothes that fit him, leading to Arya wearing just a sarong.
But now his parents are attempting to cut his diet — for fear he might die.
His mother Rokayah Somantri said: “My son is growing up at a rapid rate and I am worried for his health.
“I do not know any other way to stop him from gaining more weight than to give him less food.
“He is perpetually hungry and has an enormous diet, and can actually eat meals of two adults at one time.
“He is always tired and complains of shortness of breath. He only eats and sleeps, and when he is not done with both, he jumps into the bathtub and stays there for hours.
“There is no other pain than seeing your own child suffering. My son does not go to school because he cannot walk on his own and needs my around-the-clock assistance.
“He can only take small steps before he loses balance. I wish to see my son studying and playing with other kids in the neighbourhood.”
Arya, the second son of Rokayah, 35, and her husband Ade Somantri, 45, a farmer, was born at home via natural birth and weighed a normal 3.2kg.