We all have grown up listening to the stories of feral children who have been living in the jungle, like ‘Jungle Book’ and ‘Tarzan’. These are just tales but even in real life, there have been cases where feral children have been found living with primates. Some believed those stories, some didn’t. Recently, a feral girl was found in north Indian Katraniaghat forest. Apparently, the girl living with monkeys, is between 8 to 12 years. It seems the girl has been living with monkeys since long.
Who found the Feral Girl?
According to the news agency, a set of local woodcutters spied on this girl living with monkeys in the dense forest. They informed the local police authorities about the matter and they headed on to the forest and recovered the girl. According to a police officer, the monkeys with the girl were quite protective about her and actually attacked the police officials who were there to recover her. Monkeys actually chased the car, the girl was being taken.
What was Girl’s Condition?
It is said the girl had no clothes on her body. The naked girl, when brought to the state-run hospital in Bahraich, she used to walk on her hands, just like monkeys do. Here is what Inspector Ram Avtar Singh, from Motipur station had to say about feral girl’s condition;
‘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 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.’
The chief medical superintendent D.K. Singh says, “The way she moved, even her eating habits were like that of an animal…. “She would throw food on the ground and eat it directly with her mouth, without lifting it with her hands. She used to move around using only her elbows and her knees.”
How is She Doing Now?
Now doctors are given the task of bringing the girl living with monkeys, back to life. It’s been about two months to her accidental recovery and she has shown some improvement. She not only walks with two legs now but she tries to understand what others say. And above all, she smiles occasionally. The police department is trying to find her true identity by digging in all previous records of the missing children in that area. We hope she recovers soon and finds her family as well. Share the story to let more and more people know about this girl living with monkeys. Who knows someone identifies her. [Read here about the man swallowed by Python in Indonesia]