'Mowgli girl' who lived with monkeys in UP now known as 'Forest Durga'
Mowgli girl or Forest Durga as she is now known has been adopted by an NGO in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The 8 year old girl was recovered from the woods of Katarniyaghat wild life sanctuary where she was living with monkeys. The NGO, Drishti Samajik Sansthan came forward to adopt her.
Doctors attending to her said that she could not communicate properly and displayed money like traits. She was rescued when she was playing with a pack of monkeys and imitating their behaviour. The police have now launched a hunt to find her parents.
The police say that they cannot say as of now for how long she has been living with the monkeys. On the face of it, it appears as though she has been in the jungles for several years. She is unable to communicate and makes monkey noises when spoken to. She would screech and initially walked on all fours.
The girls is being compared to Mowgli, the character from Jungle Book who was raised by a pack of wolves.
After she was rescued and brought to hospital, she was given the name Puja. However the local district magistrate Ajaydeep Singh after visiting her in hospital named her Forest Durga.