Young girl found living with monkeys in India forest

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The 8-year-old girl was spotted by the police on a routine patrol while she was living with a troop of monkeys.

A team of psychologists and physiotherapists are treating the girl and the hospital will soon conduct a radiological test on her to try and determine her true age, Dr Lal said.

When the uniformed men tried to rescue the girl, who seemed to be comfortable with the apes, they screeched at them and tried to stop it, the news channel said.

The local people feel that she may have been abandoned by her parents because she is a girl child.

Since being rescued, the girl has made slow improvements in her overall demeanour and ability to interact with other humans.

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Since treatment of the girl began two months ago, her condition has improved, according to the Daily Mail. She was surrounded by three monkeys. The monkeys attacked the officer, and chased after him when he took the girl away, authorities said.

The marks on her skin indicated that she had been living amongst animals for some time. But now she is better and healthy, added Singh.

She'll eventually be sent to the government's child protection office, doctors said. A decade later he still walked on all fours and hadn't developed language skills.

Her story has similarities with Rudyard Kipling's tale about a boy called Mowgli who was brought up by wolves.

"She would throw food on the ground and eat it directly with her mouth, without lifting it with her hands".

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