Parents of girl from India who died in US desert 'desperate' for asylum
Updated : June 25, 2019 12:37 PM IST
The girl, identified as Gurupreet Kaur, died in a remote desert area west of Lukeville, Arizona, a US border town 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Tucson, after her mother left her with other Indian migrants she was travelling with to go in search of water, a medical examiner and US Border Patrol said.
The girl's death earlier this month, the second recorded fatality of a migrant child this year in Arizona's southern deserts.
Gurupreet's father has been in the United States since 2013 with a pending asylum application before the New York immigration court.