After his parents died and was handed over to his grandfather, young Sunjit Kumar was locked in a chicken coop. Having little contact with humans, Sunjit began to emulate and pick up habits of the chickens in the coop.
His behavior consisted of picking at food, hopping around like a chicken, keeping his hand in a chicken-like fashion, and even made a noise similar to the calling of a chicken. Kumar eventually flew the coop, and was taken to a local hospital.
After spending 20 years at the hospital, sometimes tied to his bed, Kumar, now 32, got a second chance through Elizabeth Clayton, who took over Kumar's care and has made remarkable progress, learning to walk and talk like a human being.