July 22, 2004

Aid Workers Retrain Man Raised as Chicken

You'd expect this to be a funny story. It isn't:

Sunjit Kumar was locked in a chicken coop for several years as a young boy, after his parents died and he was handed over to his grandfather.

He had little contact with humans during that time and picked up the habits of the birds.

Kumar escaped from the chicken coop and was taken to a local hospital. But the staff did not know how to treat him, so they confined him. He spent 20 years there, often tied to his bed.

Via James Bow

Posted by jeffreyb at July 22, 2004 10:38 PM
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