Parents' plea over death of Gurkiren Kaur Loyal
The family of an eight-year-old girl from Birmingham have demanded to know why she died while being treated for mild dehydration on holiday in India.
Gurkiren Kaur Loyal's parents said their daughter died after being given an injection as part of her treatment.
When her body was returned to England her organs were missing so UK pathologists have been unable to carry out post-mortem tests.
Birmingham Coroner's Office has requested the return of her organs.
Gurkiren became ill while visiting the Punjab with her family during the Easter holidays.
Her parents took her to a local GP for treatment, where they said she was given an injection of an unknown substance and fell ill immediately.
They said she was taken to hospital, but died by the time she arrived.
Gurkiren's mother Amrit Kaur Loyal said she asked the doctor what was in the syringe as he about to inject her daughter but did not get an answer.'She was gone'
"He just knelt over and inserted a syringe into her canula," she said.
"As soon as he did that, in a split second her neck flicked backwards, her left arm went up, she turned all white and greyish, her eyes blinked twice, her mouth opened and she was gone."
The family, from Hockley, said they were only given an "undecipherable" piece of paper with details of what the injection contained.
They are still waiting for the results of a post-mortem examination which was carried out in India and said they were "devastated" the organs were still missing.
A spokeswoman for the Birmingham coroner office said there had been "insufficient material" on Gurkiren's body to establish a cause of death.
The spokeswoman said officials had written to the Foreign Office to find out what happened in India.
She said an inquest had been opened so Gurkiren's body could be released for a funeral and since adjourned.
The family's local MP Shabana Mahmood said has urged the government to put pressure on the Indian authorities to investigate the death.
In a statement, the Foreign Office said it could confirm the death of a British national on 2 April.
It added: "We provided consular services to the family at that time. The family have not requested any further assistance from us."
It said that as the case involved a minor, it was unable to comment further.
Diane Edwards, a pathologist based at City Hospital, Birmingham, said she would have expected any body to be kept in India until investigations were complete.
She added: "The organs are then returned to the body and then the body is sent to England."
The High Commission of India has not commented on the case.