Some woodcutters spotted a girl roaming with monkeys in the deeper part of a wildlife sanctuary in a forest range in India; they reported the matter to the police and the girl was later rescued.
“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,” police officer Dinesh Tripathi told reporters.
Police scoured the Katarniya Ghat forest range in search of the girl and sub-inspector Suresh Yadav later found her in Motipur range of Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary.
“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 revealed.
While the girl did not fight off the police officer, she behaved like an animal.
According to chief medical superintendent D.K. Singh at the government-run hospital in Bahraich, a town in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India, the girl would eat food off the floor and would run around in her arms and legs when she was first brought to the hospital.
Estimated to be 8 to 12 years old, the girl has improved a lot since then.
“She is still not able to speak, but understands whatever you tell her and even smiles,” said Singh.
Cops are now trying to find the girl’s parents, going over reports of missing children to try and match the girl they found at the forest.
Until she is identified and reunited with her parents, the girl will stay at a home for juveniles.