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"Mowgli girl" Update: Girl not naked, no monkeys when found; Abandoned due to mental illness

By Mharia Emmareen / 2017.04.10
In this photo, the girl believed to be raised by monkeys recuperates in the hospital.

A  report about a girl found in the Indian jungle raised by monkeys left many astonishes and felt sorry for the girl. However, new reports are surfacing that the previous story is untrue and misleading.  A police officer saved the child nicknamed as 'Mowgli girl' among a troop of monkeys in the Katarniya Ghat forest region.

As per previous reports, the woodcutters found the girl wandering with the primates and soon informed police officer Dinesh Tripathi. According to them the girl has no clothes on and is complacent with the monkeys. They attempted to save her but the animals kept them at bay. Later on, a police officer was able to rescue her.

Officer Tripathi said, "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."

Associated Press reported that the girl found in the forest among the monkeys could be around 10 to 12 years of age. She could not speak, does not wear any and skinny when she was seen in the forest in January mingling with the monkeys. She was then taken to a Bahraich hospital in Uttar Pradesh in northern India. 

The little girl acted like an animal scampering around using her arms and legs just like the monkeys. She eats by picking up the food with her mouth and not with her hands, according to the state hospital's chief medical superintendent D.K. Singh.

But after her treatment, the girl started to walk normally on both feet and eats using her hands. Singh mentioned, "She is still not able to speak, but understands whatever you tell her and even smiles."

For the past two months, the "Mowgli girl" that was found in the jungle along with the monkeys showed dramatic improvements. She uses body movements for communicating and seldom smiles, Washington Post reported.

It was concluded that Mowgli girl had been with the monkeys since infanthood. She was found with wounds all over her body and her nails are long and dirty. When she was brought to the hospital doctors have a hard time treating her and would make monkey noises and facial expressions because of fear and confusion. With the doctors' patience and determination, the girl is now acting more humane.

However, new reports emerge that "Mowgli girl" was wearing clothes. She walked on all fours and there are no monkeys.

According to The Indian Express, a man named Bhullan Ali claimed that he is the uncle of "Mowgli girl" now named Ehsaas by the NGO president that supervise the hospital, SS Dhapola. He said that the girl didn't recognize his 'uncle' even a bit when she should if she sees him for eight years. The girl was not given to him, not yet without a proof and DNA testing.

Dr. Singh added that when the girl arrived, she said two words, "chalo" and "garmi". He named the girl Ehsaas as it is improper to call her Mowgli girl with her religion unknown.

 

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