A young girl, thought to be 10 to 12 years old, was discovered living with monkeys in an Indian forest by officials in January and taken to a hospital, according to multiple reports. She has been receiving medical treatment there for the past two months. Singh, chief medical superintendent of the government-run hospital, told the AP.
Amid a troop of monkeys in the Katraniaghat forest range in northern India roamed a naked human girl, playing with the primates as if she were one of them. She looked emaciated, her hair disheveled. But she appeared to be in a comfortable state, until the police arrived.
We have asked him to come with substantive proof. Indian officials initially believed the eight-year-old was left in the woods because of her physical and mental disabilities in a heartbreaking story of neglect. Local official JP Singh told The Guardian : "I think the family members of this girl had been aware that she is not able to speak, and they may have abandoned her near the forest road.
The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she discovered in January and taken to a hospital in Bahraich, a town in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. She behaved like an animal, running on her arms and legs and eating food off the floor with her mouth, said D. Singh, chief medical superintendent of the government-run hospital.
Authorities in India are trying to identify a girl found living with monkeys in a forest in India and thought to have been raised by the animals. The girl was eventually rescued in January by officers who managed to escape the angry monkeys in a jeep. When she was first brought in she walked like an animal using both her arms and legs, and did not know how to eat properly, according to the Times of India.
The discovery of a girl reportedly living with monkeys in the forests of northern India has been compared to a modern-day Jungle Book but officials and doctors close to the child say the true story is darker. This week news reports from the state of Uttar Pradesh said the girl, aged around eight, had been found by forest rangers in January living with monkeys. She was reportedly naked, crawled on all fours and screeched at passersby.
Panaji : The body of a young woman was found in the forest area of Assagao village near Panaji with police suspecting it to be a case of rape. The naked body of the woman, apparently in her mids, was found with her head smashed on Thursday, a senior police official said, adding that the suspect in the case has already been identified. The body was found by two forest guards, who were on a routine visit to Assagao nearly 15 kms from Panaji. The guards also saw the suspect rushing out of the forest on a scooter, the police official claimed.
The "Jungle Book"-like tale of a young girl said to have been found living with monkeys in an Indian forest was shocking, disturbing and fascinating. It might also have been untrue. The story of the girl circulated among news outlets around the world in recent days, including the Washington Post, after reports by the Associated Press and the New Indian Express.
Local woodcutters alerted the police in India of an eight-year-old girl spotted living with a group of monkeys in the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary last January. The girl's behavior was similar to an animal, including walking or running on her arms and legs. Singh, chief medical superintendent of the hospital, said that Mowgli-girl ate food off the floor using her mouth when she first arrived.