British Indian girl`s death an ``open conclusion``, says court
An inquest into the mysterious death of an eight-year-old British Indian girl has found it to be a case of "open conclusion", a media report said Wednesday.
London: An inquest into the mysterious death of an eight-year-old British Indian girl has found it to be a case of "open conclusion", a media report said Wednesday.
Gurkiren Loyal, a resident of Birmingham in Britain`s West Midlands, died after being treated at a local clinic in Indian Punjab state for a routine stomach ailment in April 2 last year, the Birmingham Mail reported.
Her parents, Santokh Singh Loyal and Amrit Kaur, claimed that the medic took her life after administering a mystery injection.
According to them, the little girl has been murdered so her organs could be harvested.
They blamed the clinic for failing to attempt to resuscitate or revive Gurkiren after the injection and the Indian police for never formally investigating the death.
The Birmingham Coroner`s Court Tuesday ruled the cause of death as unascertained and gave an "open conclusion".
"What a terrible situation you found yourself in, not being consulted about anything after losing your daughter. No resuscitation attempt was made, which is surprising," the report quoted senior coroner Louise Hunt as saying.
Gerald Langman, a pathologist at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, performed an in-depth analysis of the body April 19.
During the inquest, Langman said it was impossible to give a cause of death because of the delay in the organs being sent back to Britain and because only parts of the organs had been supplied.
The eight-year-old school girl`s body was repatriated from India a few months after her death but without some internal organs.
Gurkiren`s family campaigned in Britain to have the organs returned as pathologists could not carry out their post-mortem examiantion on her body because of the missing organs.