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06th Apr 2017

A young girl has been found living with monkeys in India

The child is reportedly feral and doesn't respond to human interaction

Niamh Maher

The child is reportedly feral and doesn’t respond to human interaction.

The Times of India reports that a young girl, believed to be between eight and 10 years old, was rescued by police in January from a troop of monkeys in the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary

A police inspector on a routine patrol came across the girl and a group of apes, when he tried to approach her the monkeys reportedly screeched at him as did the young girl.

The officer eventually managed to rescue her and she was admitted to hospital in Bahraich, a town in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.

Credit: AP

Since being admitted, the girl has reportedly responded well to treatment, although she can neither speak nor understand language.

Indian police are now reviewing cases of missing children in recent years in an attempt to identify the young girl.


India,World News