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Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys. 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.K. Singh, chief medical superintendent of the government-run hospital.
Some woodcutters spotted the girl roaming with monkeys, police officer Dinesh Tripathi told The Associated Press on Thursday. They alerted police. "They said the girl was naked and was very comfortable in the company of monkeys. When they 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.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: Abysha
If she does adjust, I hope she gets violently wealthy of the book rights.
Edgar Rice Borroughs kinda did a story like this.
“She was terrified of us, she could not speak or hear 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,” Inspector Ram Avtar told Cover Asia Press, adding that the girl appeared to have been abandoned by her family.
originally posted by: NerdGoddess
I'm kind of sad that the Monkeys were obviously confused and upset about her being taken from them. That's her family!
Wishing this kid the best. That's gonna be rough.
originally posted by: smkymcnugget420
a reply to: Abysha
book rights!? Feral children remain unable to speak or write or communicate in any way. she will be institutionalized for the rest of her life.