Fears girl was killed and organs harvested for black market

Gurkiren Kaur was being treated for dehydration, staff gave her an injection but refused to tell the family what it was for Photo: BPM Media

Parents of an eight-year-old girl want an investigation after she died in a clinic in India and had her organs removed without them knowing.

Gurkiren Kaur was being treated for dehydration, staff gave her an injection but refused to tell the family what it was for, she died shortly after.

Her family only realised her organs had been removed when her body was returned to the UK. It has raised questions over the practise of organs being harvested for black market transplants.

Gurkiren Kaur 's parents want her organs returned to the UK to determine what was in the injection given to her Credit: BPM Media

Gurkiren Kaur was in a clinic in the Punjab in India being treated for dehydration.

But her parents watched her die after a member of staff gave her an injection but refused to tell them what it was for.

"I said what is the injection for? She doesn't need an injection she just needs a saline drip for half an hour or 45 minutes.

"He didn't answer me at all he just gave me a blank look and totally ignored me and just inserted the needle into a syringe and as soon as he pushed it in her neck flipped backwards.

"Her eyes rolled over and she turned a greyish-whiteish colour. She just blinked twice and her mouth was left open."

– Amrit Loyal, mother of Gurkiren

Four days later, there was a post-mortem examination. But it was only when her body was returned to Birmingham that they realised her organs had been removed. They want her organs back so a British pathologist can try to find out what was in the injection.

But tonight there are concerns that her organs could have been taken for more sinister purposes, harvested for the illegal trade in black market transplants.

Shabana Mahmood Birmingham, Ladywood (Lab) MP

"I've raised this matter with the Foreign Secretary and obviously the key thing is to establish what's happened with Gurkiren's organs and if they have not been destroyed or worse then to have them sent back to the UK. This is a completely devastating and tragic case."

– Shabana Mahmood Birmingham, Ladywood (Lab) MP

Gurkiren's parents say she was a very happy, very bubbly baby who was the light of their house and of their lives.

Gurkiren's body was cremated but how she died, where her organs are and why they were taken is still unclear.