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Indian girl found in jungle was not living with monkeys, officials say Contrary to initial claims girl’s rapid improvement indicates she was recently abandoned by her carers
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, found by forest rangers in January living with and acting like a monkey. She was reportedly naked, crawled on all fours and screeched at passersby. According to more extraordinary accounts police had been forced to fight off monkeys to rescue the girl. India's missing girls: fears grow over rising levels of foeticide Read more But far from being raised by animals in the Katarniya Ghat forest range, the girl, who doctors believe has mental and physical disabilities, was likely to have been recently abandoned in the wilderness by her carers, the district chief forestry officer said. JP Singh said the girl was actually found on a roadside near the forest, not deep in the wilderness. And though there were monkeys in her vicinity, his rangers “never found this girl living with monkeys”, he said.
originally posted by: SmilingROB
a reply to: SlapMonkey
It would have been wrong to leave her as an animal.
Hence it is a rescue. But if the Spanish had found her 600 years ago she would be in big do do.