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Wolverhampton boy died minutes after jab on trip to India

Damien Herian, 10, had been enjoying a day-out at a popular adventure theme park in the former Punjab state capital of Jalandhar when he fell ill.


A Black Country schoolboy died in his father’s arms just minutes after being given a mystery injection for a stomach ache while on holiday in India. Damien Herian, 10, of Wolverhampton, had been enjoying a day-out at a popular adventure theme park in the former Punjab state capital of Jalandhar when he fell ill.

His father Navtag, 43, immediately took him to a local doctor who gave the youngster an injection. Father and son then began walking to a nearby relative’s home when former Graiseley Primary School pupil Damien suddenly lost all feeling in his legs.

Navtag said: “I picked him up and began joking to him that he’s a big boy now and shouldn’t need carrying. I didn’t think it was anything serious and thought he was just a bit tired after a long day playing in the park.”

Minutes later his son died in his arms after suffering from what appeared to be an epileptic fit. “I knew straightaway he’d gone. It was like the fit was his last breath and he just lay there in my arms with his mouth slightly open.” Navtag rushed his son to the nearby renowned Oxford hospital where medics battled in vain to revive the young Arsenal fan in April 2009.

He said: “They tried their best but they couldn’t bring him back and I was told I should take the body back to my home village and make funeral preparations.”

Damien’s body lay in the morgue at his ancestral village of Herian, while Navtag battled with red-tape to get his son’s body flown back to the UK for a post mortem. Navtag said: “I was adamant that I did not want the post mortem to be done in India because I was just a bit wary about what they might do to his body.

“I did not want them cutting it up and I didn’t quite trust them. But the authorities there made it very difficult for me to fly the body back home until they had carried out a post mortem.

“The system is quite corrupt in Punjab and everyone from lowly policemen to doctors wanted paying before they were prepared to let me waive having the post mortem done and release the body.”

Navtag said even the British High Commission advised him that he couldn’t take Damien’s body from India without a post mortem being carried out on Indian soil. “In the end I was contacted by a relative who knew some high-ranking Punjab officials who cut through all the red-tape and signed off his body so I could fly it back to the UK.”

However, a post mortem examination in Wolverhampton failed to fully establish a cause of death, because of the strong embalming fluids that had been used on the body to facilitate travel.

“The pathologist had to put natural causes as the cause of death but I’ll never know what really happened,” said Navtag. “I did return to India and tried to track down the doctor who had given Damien the injection but he was long gone.”

The dad added: “Damien was a lovely kid. Typical boy, he wanted to work in his uncle’s garage when he grew up and he was always active and boisterous. “He was born three months premature but he had been given the all-clear healthwise since the age of five.”

The case is the latest in a string of unexplained deaths of Britons in the north Indian region which have come to light since the revelations surrounding the death of eight-year-old Gurkiren Kaur Loyal.

Gurkiren, from Hockley, Birmingham, was being treated for dehydration when she was given an injection which apparently caused her death in front of her watching parents.

It is alleged that medics deliberately killed Gurkiren in order to harvest her organs, which would then be sold. Thousands of Punjabi ex-pats living in the Midlands travel to their homeland

every year, with many making the trip especially to get cheaper medical treatment than in the UK. Punjab police have started criminal proceedings to find the cause of Gurkiren’s death.

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India is a country of 1.26 billion people.Why will doctors steal organs of educated NRI's when they can steal organs of extremely poor and uneducated people.Most probably the medicines that are used in punjab could be duplicate or not of good quality which lead to these unfortunate deaths.


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yes bhaji, i had thought that as well, that nobody is going to miss one of the many street children in dlehi or mumbai, or even poorer children from other parts of india.

i think medical negligence, followed by unaccountability, topped up with the punjabi curruption is most likely what has occured.

i remember once i got bitten by something and part of my forearm swelled up and went bright red and hot, i was taken to a "clinic" in high street in ludhiana and received an injection for god-knows-what. Turned out that i had got bitten by something and it was just a reaction to it, but i have no idea nor was i told what i am going to be injected with.

Plus the needles were being re-used.

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Maybe these kids have better or more reliable organs? The dodgy medicine thing does sound perfectly plausible. Shame quality controls are that stringent.

BTW why would you get an injection without knowing what's in it? It's your body, you shouldnt trust anyone. I wouldnt even let someone in the NHS give me an injection without telling me what it is.

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Tests carried out into how an eight-year-old girl died in a hospital in India have found there was evidence of infection around the brain.

Gurkiren Loyal's body was repatriated without some internal organs so it has not been possible to carry out a post-mortem examination in the UK.

Gurkiren, from Birmingham, fell ill on holiday in the Punjab in April.

She died suddenly following an injection after being diagnosed with mild dehydration at a clinic in Khanna.

The histopathology report into Gurkiren's death was written by doctors at Rajindra Hospital.

The report by the Government Medical College in Patiala also stated the child's liver had degraded, possibly due to the four days between her death and post-mortem examination and high temperatures in India.
'International protocol'

Gurkiren had been diagnosed with a heart defect years earlier but her mother said doctors had deemed her fit to fly to India.

The head of the hospital's pathology department, Dr Manjeet Singh Bal, denied any allegations of misuse of the organs.

He previously said he had retained her heart, lungs, brain and part of her liver at the department of pathology.

Dr Singh Bal said: "The organs were in the hospital and - due to an international protocol - the organs have to be extracted for an autopsy."

Santokh Singh Loyal and Amrit Kaur Loyal said they did not know what had been in the injection

He said there was no possibility of any organ-harvesting and noted that only kidney transplantation takes place in the Punjab.

In those cases, the donor and recipient would be in the same room during the operation, which would only be carried out after exhaustive cross matching had taken place, Dr Singh Bal said.

There has been no response from Dr Singh Bal for a diagnosis as to a probable cause of death after requests by the BBC.

Gurkiren's mother Amrit Kaur Loyal said she was aware of the report but had not been given a copy of it or been contacted by the Indian authorities.

She said: "It's upsetting when you lose a child and none of the major authorities out there are willing to help you.

"I am really hurt deep down as a parent.

"They say brain disease, heart disease, but I personally believe it was the injection. It happened so quick."


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I have seen it with my own eyes, the JPN apex trauma center Aiims Delhi is the biggest hub for organ theft, people come here with traumatic injuries are the perfect candidates for organ theft. They steal organs and kill the patients, and no body suspects as patients had traumatic injuries. I was admitted there after an injury, and they were planning to steal my organs as well, but when they realized my family contacts they dropped the plan. But i heard everything but didn't have any proofs to do something.

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