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‘Mowgli girl’ found living with monkeys in UP’s Bahraich rescued

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UP Police found the 8-year-old girl two months ago.

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Uttar Pradesh police rescued a little girl from the Katarniaghat forests of the state, who spent a life almost similar to the fictional character Mowgli depicted in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book stories.

UP Police Sub-Inspector (SI) Suresh Yadav found the 8-year-old girl two months ago from a forest in Bahraich and she seems to have been living with monkeys for quite some time, ANI reported.

The police officer was in his usual patrol in the Motipur range of the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary when he saw the girl and then, he took her to the nearest district hospital. The girl is reported to have strange marks on her skin and her habits of walking and eating are all like animals.

The Chief Medical Officer DK Singh said that the girl eats and walks like animals, and runs away on seeing humans. He told the news agency that the girl is showing signs of improvement.

According to Times of India, she has been trained to walk but sometimes still moves around on four limbs.

In Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Mowgli, the man cub was depicted to have been brought up in Pench area in Seoni, India, by a pack of wolves. Apparently, the UP girl’s habits and brought-up makes the fictitious character of Mowgli seem real-like.