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'Mowgli girl' who walks on all fours and does not speak like a human is found living with monkeys

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2017-04-07 15:56:03 Category: Entertainment מאת:
'Mowgli girl' who walks on all fours and does not speak like a human is found living with monkeys in India An eight-year-old girl has been found living with monkeys and unable to walk or talk like a human in India, it has emerged. The child, who reportedly screeches to communicate and walks on all fours, was found by police in a remote nature reserve in Bahraich, northern India. She has already been dubbed 'Mowgli girl' because of the story's similarities with The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling's tale about a boy of the same name brought up by wolves. Authorities say she seemed comfortable among the apes at Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, close to the border with Nepal. They are still trying to find out who she is, where she came from and how long she has been in the wild. She was spotted by woodcutters before Sub-inspector Suresh Yadav located the emaciated girl while he was on a routine patrol, according to theTimes of India. She was taken to hospital after the discovery two months ago and has been looked after there ever since. She behaved like an animal, running on her arms and legs and eating food off the floor with her mouth, said D.K. Singh, chief medical superintendent of the government-run hospital. After treatment, she has begun walking normally and eating with her hands. 'She is still not able to speak, but understands whatever you tell her and even smiles,' Singh said. Police officer Dinesh Tripathi said that when the girl was found, she was 'naked and was very comfortable in the company of monkeys. When the woodcutters tried to rescue the girl, they were chased away by the monkeys,' the officer said. She was rescued later by a police officer in the Katarniya Ghat forest range. 'When he called the girl, the monkeys attacked him but he was able to rescue the girl. He sped away with her in his police car while the monkeys gave chase,' Tripathi said. Inspector Ram Avtar Singh, from Motipur station, in Bahraich, said: 'She was terrified of us, she could not speak or hear us properly. She was surrounded by three monkeys. She had wounds on her body specifically on her elbow and one on her leg. 'She was wearing clothes but not very dirty, it looks like she was abandoned by her family. 'She looked weak and was very hungry. We gave her some food to eat. She looked miserable. If we hadn't rescued her she could have been eaten by other animals.' Doctors say she is still prone to bouts of anger and violence while she does not appear to understand any language. She is said to be still frightened of humans. Although she has been taught to walk upright, she still walks on all fours, medics say. According to, Chief Medical Officer DK Singh said: 'The girl was found two months back, eats and walks like animals, and runs away on seeing humans. 'She has marks on her skin, looks like she has lived with animals for quite some time. Now she is better and healthy, showing improvement.' Subscribe World News: