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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.

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