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Family order DNA tests on organs returned to UK

The family of an eight-year-old Birmingham girl who died while on holiday in India have revealed they are to order DNA tests to ensure the organs repatriated today are actually hers.

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal went to a clinic in the Punjab suffering from dehydration, where she died - and when her body was returned to the UK, it was discovered her organs had been removed.

Doctors in India have now returned organs to the UK - but her mother told ITV News Central they will be getting a DNA test to ensure they really belong to her daughter.

She described the pain of losing the child as "totally numbing".

Callum Watkinson has the full story.

Girl's organs expected back in UK

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal died in India on April 2 Credit: BPM Media

The parents of an eight-year-old girl from Birmingham, who died while on holiday in India, have told ITV News Central her missing organs are expected back in the UK today.

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal went to a clinic in the Punjab suffering from dehydration. She died in the hospital, but when her body was brought back to England, many of her major organs were missing.

Doctors in India said they were kept for further tests to be carried out.

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Girl's missing organs due to be flown to Birmingham

The parents of Gurkiren Kaur Loyal met with the Foreign Office earlier this month. Credit: BPM Media

The parents of an eight-year-old girl from Birmingham, who died while on holiday in India, say the missing organs of their daughter have now been found and are due to be returned to the UK.

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal went to a clinic in the Punjab suffering from dehydration. She died in the hospital, but when her body was brought back to England, many of her major organs were missing.

Her family have been campaigning to get her body parts back ever since. A doctor in India has confirmed they are there. The Foreign Office has asked for them to be released.

Candlelit vigil for girl whose organs were removed after 'suspicious' death

The candles were lit for the schoolgirl whose death remains a mystery

The family of an 8-year-old girl, whose organs were removed after she suddenly died in India, have tonight held a candlelit vigil.

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal's family want her organs to be returned to Britain, so they can properly grieve for her.

In the colours the 8-year-old loved most people spelt out the name justice

Almost three months after her death, Gurkiren's death remains a mystery. The schoolgirl was from Hockley in Birmingham and was on holiday in India with her family. She was taken to a clinic with mild dehydration but she died after being given an injection with an unknown drug.

Her family want to know what caused her death, but when Gurkiren's body was returned to Britain her organs were missing, without them new tests can't be carried out to determine how she died.

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Candlelight vigil for Gurkiren to take place this evening

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CANDLELIGHT VIGIL for GURKIREN This weekend on Saturday 22nd at 16:30-19:00 @ Centenary Square. Pls wear pink/red and bring own tealights x

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Justice4Gurkiren t-shirts will be available on the day for £5.00 in childrens & adults sizes - all proceeds will go towards the campaign

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Please wear an item of *pink* or *red* clothing to the candlelight vigil as this was Gurkiren's fave colour! :-) RT pls

Candle vigil in Birmingham for organ girl

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal died in India on April 2 Credit: BPM Meda

A memorial service is being held in Birmingham today for a girl who died in a clinic in India.

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal from Ladywood fell ill during a family trip to the country in April and went to hospital to be treated for dehydration.

The 8-year-old's parents claim she was given an injection, but medics refused to tell them what it was.

She died shortly afterwards.

When her body was flown back, Gurkiren's family realised that her organs had been removed.

Doctors in India admitted taking Gurkiren's organs Credit: BPM Media

Today's memorial event is happening in Centenary Square in Birmingham between 4:30pm and 7:30pm.

Those who attend are being asked to wear red or pink - Gurkiren's two favourite colours.

Memorial day to be held for Gurkiren

The family and friends of Gurkiren Kaur, from Birmingham, who died in a clinic in India, will be lighting candles in her memory at an event being held on Saturday 22 June.

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

Gurkiren, who was 8, went to hospital to be treated for dehydration. She later died. When her body was flown back, her family realised her organs had been removed

Earlier this month, her parents met the Foreign Office minister to call on the government for help in getting them returned.

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal Credit: BPM Media

The memorial event will take place on Saturday from 4.30pm-7.00pm at Centenary Square in Birmingham.

Everyone who attends is asked to wear red or pink - as these were Gurkiren's favourite colours.

Girl's family demand inquest over sudden death in India - full report

by Alison Mackenzie

The parents of an eight-year-old girl from Birmingham whose organs were taken away following her sudden death in India are calling on the government for help in getting them returned to this country.

Gurkiren Loyal's family want an inquest to be held here to clear up the mystery of why she died. They've written to David Cameron and today met with a Foreign office minister. Our political correspondent Alison Mackenzie reports.

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