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Surjit's brother Jagdeesh Singh told ITV News he has written to Prime Minister David Cameron asking him to put pressure on the Indian Government to reinvestigate the murder of his sister Surjit Athwal.

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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

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.

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