A child found living with monkeys in a forest in India has been dubbed “Mowgli girl” after the character in the Jungle Book.
The youngster could not speak, behaved like an animal and ran on all fours. She ate food from the floor without using her hands, said doctors treating her.
The girl, believed to be aged between 10 and 12, was naked and looked very comfortable roaming with the primates when she was discovered by tree surgeons in the Katarniya Ghat forest range.
When they tried to rescue her, they were chased away by the monkeys before a policeman was later able to take her away despite being attacked himself by the animals.
He drove his patrol car at speed while the monkeys ran after the vehicle.