Girl found living with monkeys in Indian forest

Jungle book in real life! 8-year-old girl found living with monkeys

The police in Uttar Pradesh rescued a girl from a forest in Katarniaghat of Bahraich who can neither speak nor behave like human being.

It adds that she and the monkeys responded to sub-inspector Suresh Yadav's initial attempts to rescue her by screeching.

A young Indian girl sits on a bed in a hospital in this image taken from video in Bahraich northern India Thursday April 6, 2017. The girl was reportedly semi-conscious and she was then shifted to the district hospital.

The girl is not the first documented case of a child living with monkeys.

The Times of India writes the apparently feral child can not speak, does not appear to understand language and walks on her hands and feet.

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The girl's mother said that her daughter was moved to a safe location, as she became the subject of the children's ridicule. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the teen's mother brought him to a police station Monday afternoon.

"From her behaviour, it appears that she had been with the monkeys since birth". She has also been reported to run away from humans on seeing them, according to the Chief Medical officer, D K Singh. It seems she has lived with animals for quite some time.

Her curious condition came into limelight after visuals went viral on social media in the past couple of days, police said.

She has been now trained to walk on her legs. Despite improving slowly, Singh is confident that she will recover soon.

But according to Dr Lal she was now consuming vast quantities of food and was in "much better physical shape".

Her story has similarities with Rudyard Kipling's tale about a boy called Mowgli who was brought up by wolves.

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