Mother says medic took child's life with mystery injection

Gurkiren Kaur died after being treated at a Punjabi clinic in India
Gurkiren Kaur died after being treated at a Punjabi clinic in India Photo: BPM Media

The mother of an 8-year-old girl from Birmingham who died suddenly has told an inquest she believes a medic took her life with a mystery injection.

Gurkiren Kaur was brought in for treatment for what appeared to be a stomach bug
Gurkiren Kaur was brought in for treatment for what appeared to be a stomach bug Credit: BPM Media

Gurkiren Kaur died after being treated at a Punjabi clinic in India for what appeared to be a routine stomach bug.

Her parents, Santokh Singh Loyal and Amrit Kaur, from Hockley, blame the clinic for not resuscitating Gurkiren after the injection and police for never formally investigating the death.

Her parents, Santokh Singh Loyal and Amrit Kaur, blame the clinic for not resuscitating Gurkiren
Her parents, Santokh Singh Loyal and Amrit Kaur, blame the clinic for not resuscitating Gurkiren Credit: BPM Media

Gurkiren fell ill a few days after arriving in the Punjab where she met her grandparents for the first time.

Gurkiren fell ill a few days after arriving in the Punjab where she met her grandparents for the first time
Gurkiren fell ill a few days after arriving in the Punjab where she met her grandparents for the first time Credit: BPM Media

I asked the assistant ‘what’s that injection for?’ and he just turned his face. He walked round the bed and I said to him ‘I’m asking you a question’, but he injected her canula.

As soon as he did that her neck went floppy and her eyes rolled and I thought ‘oh my god she’s gone’.

They did not try to resuscitate her so I screamed for the doctor. He came up but said there was nothing they could do for her.

She would have had a perfectly good life if they let her live. I deeply believe it was the surgeon that took her life. That I know for a fact, deep down.”

– Mother, Amrit Kaur
An inquest ruled the cause of death as unascertained and gave an open conclusion
An inquest ruled the cause of death as unascertained and gave an open conclusion Credit: BPM Media

An inquest ruled the cause of death as unascertained and gave an open conclusion.

Dr Gerald Langman, a pathologist at Heartlands Hospital, performed an in-depth analysis of the body.

He told the inquest it was impossible to give a cause of death because of the delay in the organs being sent back to the UK and because, in some cases, only parts of the organs had been supplied.

Her mother (pictured) said they did not try to resuscitate her
Her mother (pictured) said they did not try to resuscitate her Credit: BPM Media