A Birmingham, U.K., family believes their 8-year-old daughter was murdered while on a trip abroad to India by physicians wishing to harvest her organs.
The Birmingham Mail reported that Gurkiren Kaur Loyal was brought to a clinic in Punjab to be treated for dehydration. Her mother, Amrit Kaur Loyal, said the girl was given an injection and "within a split-second Gurkiren’s head flipped back, her eyes rolled in her head, and the color completely drained from her."
"I knew they had killed her on the spot," Amrit said, according to the Mail. "I knew my innocent child had been murdered."
The child was transported to a nearby hospital but the Mail reported that she could not be resuscitated.
The family was then told a post-mortem examination in India was required before the body could be brought back to the UK. The grieving mother insisted on a respectful autopsy, but said when she returned to the mortuary, the scene showed her daughter's blood-stained clothes, ripped near an incinerator.
"It was medieval."
Things got worse when they received the girl's body back in the UK with plans to have it examined by a coroner, hoping to learn what really happened to their daughter.
“He said it was impossible to come to a conclusion for the cause of death,” Amrit told the Mail. “They had nothing to work from, she had no organs in her body for them to take samples."
All that was left of her internal organs were her eyes, according to the report.
A family friend, Coun Kooner, said he believes the girl was killed so her organs could be harvested and sold.
In a separate article, the Birmingham Mail reported that local politicians have launched a campaign to figure out what happened to Gurkiren and prevent it from happening to travelers in the future.
This story has been updated to fix a typo.