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Jungle Book comes alive in UP



By Anjala Farahath


07 Apr 2017: An eight-year-old girl was found living amidst the apes at Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh.

Owing resemblance Rudyard Kipling’s popular tale, Jungle Book- a tale about a boy brought up by wolves- the locals christened her as the 'Mowgli'.

The eight-year-old was “rescued” from the wild after she was found by Uttar Pradesh Police Service, Sub-Inspector Suresh Yadav while he was on a routine patrol. He spotted the girl sitting with the monkeys, at the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, as reported by Hindustan Times.

 With the apes resisting the police team, the rescue wasn’t easy.

She reportedly walks on all fours and screeches to communicate. She is currently at a Bahraich Hospital where the doctors are helping her to get familiar with human behavior. The Chief Medical Officer said that initially, she was terrified by humans as she has lived in the wild for many years.

“She had wounds on her body. Our priority is to give her proper medical care and look for her parents,” additional superintendent of police Dinesh Tripathi said.

The Chief medical superintendent DK Singh said that they were denied of help sought from the authorities to extend institutional care to the girl in order to help her learn human behavior and communication. Doctors say her condition is improving but, she is still unidentified.

There are plenty of examples of feral kids in the news. In 2013, a British woman, Marina Chapman had claimed that she was adopted by the monkeys in her early years.



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