Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"Jungle Laxmi," the Indian woman who lived in the wilds for 22 years, comes home...

In the hospital ward in the western suburbs where Laxmi Baraskar is being treated, the staff call her "Jungle Laxmi" — an apt moniker for the wiry woman who spent the last two decades in the jungle near Guhagar taluka in Ratnagiri.

Laxmi left her home in Katale village 22 years ago to ‘‘settle down’’ in the wild, about an hour’s walk from her old home. What prompted her decision was a beating by her husband and his relatives. The underlying reason — schizophrenia, a serious mental disorder — was not diagnosed until last fortnight, when her son brought her to Mumbai. More...

See also:

  1. Switzerland: missing woman found living in the woods...
  2. Nepal's "Buddha boy" disappears yet again!!!
  3. German's suicide discovered ... 29 years later!!!
  4. India: because they loved each other, they have lived under a tree ... for 25 years!!!

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