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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.

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

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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Missing organ girl's family to meet with Foreign Office

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal Credit: ITV Central News / Family photograph

The family of a dead eight-year-old girl from Birmingham, whose body was returned from India with internal organs missing, are meeting a Government minister to ask for help in having all her remains repatriated.

The private meeting between Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire and the family of Gurkiren Kaur Loyal was organised by their MP Shabana Mahmood.

Ms Mahmood, who is also attending the meeting at Parliament, said she would be asking for more Government help to have the young girl's organs returned.

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal Credit: ITV Central News / Family photograph

Gurkiren, from Ladywood, died unexpectedly after falling ill on a family trip to India in April, but her family were upset when she was repatriated with most of her major organs missing.

Her family have been trying to get the organs returned to the UK so a coroner can carry out tests in a bid to work out what killed her.

Doctors: "We did take organs for tests"

Doctors who treated an eight-year-old girl for dehydration in a clinic in India have released a statement after her family raised concerns about her organs being removed.

The parents of Gurkiren Kaur say she was given an injection but medics refused to tell them what it was for. She died shortly afterwards.

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 but doctors have defended the decision, saying the organs were removed for tests to determine the cause of death.

Doctors admit taking girl's organs

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal died in India on April 2. Credit: ITV News Central

Doctors at a hospital in India have admitted removing the organs of a eight-year-old girl from Birmingham who died in hospital there while being treated for dehydration.

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal died on April 2nd and days later her body was sent for a post-mortem examination in India where Doctors say they found she had an underlying heart condition. They confirmed she had been operated on in the UK previously.

Gukiren's heart, lungs, and brain were sent for examination along with her stomach, small intestine, liver, spleen and kidneys. Doctors in India say they are waiting for the results before they can confirm the cause of death.

Fears schoolgirl's organs harvested for black market, full report

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. Mark Gough reports.

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'Their daughter died in deeply suspicious circumstances'

There are concerns that an 8-year-old girl from Birmingham who died in India, had her organs taken for sinister purposes such as being harvested for the illegal trade in black market transplants.

Shabana Mahmood MP for Birmingham, Ladywood has raised the issue with the Foreign Secretary.

The moment 'mystery injection' was given to daughter

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.

Birmingham girl murdered for her organs in India by medical staff claim parents

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal died in India on April 2.

The parents of a Birmingham schoolgirl who died while on a trip to India, say she was murdered by health workers in a failed attempt to harvest her organs.

Gurkiren Kaur Loyal's family said she was being treated for dehydration when staff gave her a mystery injection which killed her on April 2.

Her parents claim she was subjected to a "medieval" post-mortem examination, where all her organs were removed. They believe it was a bid to hide the truth of her death.

Gurkiren's family said they only found out her organs were removed when she was flown back to Birmingham. They say police in India and medical professionals did little to investigate her death.

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