‘Mowgli Girl’s’ family traced in UP, grandfather says she went missing
The family of the girl who was called "Mowgli Girl" by the world media has been traced.
Her grandfather Hamid Ali Shah says she had disappeared from home on March 28 last year.
Her home in Kamlapur village in Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur district, is nearly 300 kms from Bahraich where she was found in January, 9 months after she went missing.
He told The Telegraph that he has no idea where she was all these days and how she reached the forest in Bahraich.
The media had reported incorrectly that she had been raised by monkeys in the manner wolf pack adopting Rudyard Kipling’s character, Mowgli, in Jungle Book.
Hamid is upset about these reports. He says doctors and senior government officials tried to shirk their responsibility of tracking her family by comparing her to animals.
The family had registered a missing person case at the local Mungra Badshahpur police station the day she had disappeared.
Hamid and the girl's uncle Bhullar Shah had gone to Bahraich to claim her after seeing her pictures on television.
They have now approached an orphanage in Lucknow where has been shifted to.
The girl’s father has five other daughters and a son, and works in Delhi.