By Gabrielle Fonrouge. A group of lumberjacks working in a remote area of India made a discovery right out of a storybook when they rescued an 8-year-old girl who had been raised by a troop of monkeys. The child was found walking on all fours and screeching at humans like a simian when government officials, alerted by the woodsmen, found her two months ago in the Bahraich region near the Nepal border. She could not speak or hear properly. We gave her some food to eat. She looked miserable.
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The Jungle Book-like tale of a young girl said to have been found living with monkeys in an Indian forest was shocking, disturbing and fascinating. It might also have been untrue. The story of the girl circulated among news outlets around the world in recent days, including The Washington Post, after reports by the Associated Press and the New Indian Express. The girl, according to those reports, was rescued earlier this year by police who found her surrounded by a pack of protective monkeys in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. One police officer speculated that she might have been raised by primates from infancy. She has since been living at a hospital in the city of Bahraich, where the chief medical officer told the AP in a recorded interview that she arrived crawling, eating and screeching like an animal.
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By Yaron Steinbuch. April 17, pm Updated April 17, pm. Indian authorities have said the girl — who was discovered in the Katarniya Ghat forest range in the state of Uttar Pradesh — had been abandoned by her family because she is mentally and physically disabled. We reported it to the police, and we distributed posters, but no one helped us.