It soon became clear, however, that she had grown close to the animals because they protected her from the woodcutters. “When they tried to rescue the girl, they were chased away by the monkeys,” said a local police officer.
The girl, whom they estimated to be between the ages of 10 and 12, was very thin and dirty. It was clear to see that she was in bad health too, with obvious injuries visible on her body.
The police therefore became involved in the attempt to rescue her from the forest. However, the monkeys continued to attack anyone who came close to the girl. The police officers eventually, though, managed to separate her from the animals.