Real-life ‘Mowgli girl’, five, found living up to her neck in cockroach-infested rubbish in Russia 

Police wearing chemical protection suits have rescued a five year old ‘Mowgli girl’ with ‘no language or social skills’ who was living up to her neck in foul-smelling rubbish infested with cockroaches.

The neglected half-naked child called Lyubov – or Love – was dehydrated and sickly after her mother named Irina Garashchenko, 47, had been ‘absent for days’ from her noxious Moscow flat.

The half-starved girl made a den amid the piles of stinking garbage infested with cockroaches.

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The girl, pictured above with rescue workers and neighbours, was widely described by the Russian media as a 'Mowgli' but it was unclear if dogs or cats were present with her. A necklace was ingrown into her skin and reports say she 'could not speak, only make sounds, and was not socialised'

The girl, pictured above with rescue workers and neighbours, was widely described by the Russian media as a 'Mowgli' but it was unclear if dogs or cats were present with her. A necklace was ingrown into her skin and reports say she 'could not speak, only make sounds, and was not socialised'

The girl, pictured above with rescue workers and neighbours, was widely described by the Russian media as a ‘Mowgli’ but it was unclear if dogs or cats were present with her. A necklace was ingrown into her skin and reports say she ‘could not speak, only make sounds, and was not socialised’

A necklace was ingrown into her skin, pictured above, and the five year old girl may not have seen the outside world since she was a baby, say reports

A necklace was ingrown into her skin, pictured above, and the five year old girl may not have seen the outside world since she was a baby, say reports

A necklace was ingrown into her skin, pictured above, and the five year old girl may not have seen the outside world since she was a baby, say reports

The state of the flat was so bad that police used chemical protection suits within the flat.

The girl was widely described by the Russian media as a ‘Mowgli’ but it was unclear if dogs or cats were present with her.

A necklace was ingrown into her skin and reports say she ‘could not speak, only make sounds, and was not socialised’.

She was offered water and ‘drank two litres’. Investigators believe she has ‘pronounced signs of anorexia’, said reports.

A neighbour who entered the flat after summoning police due to the girl’s desperate crying said: ‘We almost fainted at the condition of the apartment and from the smell.

‘Police had to wear chemical protection.’

The garbage ‘is rotting and smelled foul.

The state of the flat was so bad that police used chemical protection suits within the flat. The neglected half-naked child called Lyubov - or Love - was dehydrated and sickly after her mother had been 'absent for days' from her noxious Moscow flat

The state of the flat was so bad that police used chemical protection suits within the flat. The neglected half-naked child called Lyubov - or Love - was dehydrated and sickly after her mother had been 'absent for days' from her noxious Moscow flat

The state of the flat was so bad that police used chemical protection suits within the flat. The neglected half-naked child called Lyubov – or Love – was dehydrated and sickly after her mother had been ‘absent for days’ from her noxious Moscow flat

‘A five-year-old girl was sitting on the windowsill in the kitchen in a hat, and T-shirt with no underwear.

‘She was crying.

‘There was no food.

‘There were cockroaches everywhere.’

Neighbours said that five years ago the mother brought home a baby but then said the child had gone to live with a grandmother. Her husband was deported to Ukraine.

In fact the child was still in the flat and may not have seen the outside world since she was a baby, say reports. 

After police rescued the child, the mother returned and was prevented from fleeing again by neighbours, say multiple reports. She was detained by police on suspicion of 'attempted murder'

After police rescued the child, the mother returned and was prevented from fleeing again by neighbours, say multiple reports. She was detained by police on suspicion of 'attempted murder'

After police rescued the child, the mother returned and was prevented from fleeing again by neighbours, say multiple reports. She was detained by police on suspicion of ‘attempted murder’

Neighbours said that five years ago the mother brought home a baby but then said the child had gone to live with a grandmother. Her husband was deported to Ukraine. In fact the child was still in the flat, say reports

Neighbours said that five years ago the mother brought home a baby but then said the child had gone to live with a grandmother. Her husband was deported to Ukraine. In fact the child was still in the flat, say reports

Neighbours said that five years ago the mother brought home a baby but then said the child had gone to live with a grandmother. Her husband was deported to Ukraine. In fact the child was still in the flat, say reports

After police rescued the child, the mother returned and was prevented from fleeing again by neighbours, say multiple reports.

She was detained by police on suspicion of ‘attempted murder’.

Neighbours said the woman was often ‘dressed well’, claimed to have a professional job, and swept communal areas of the apartment block.

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