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