This 6-year-old from India died in the Arizona desert. She loved dancing and dreamed of meeting her dad
Updated 9:57 PM ET, Fri July 12, 2019
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
Hasanpur, India (CNN)At shop after shop along the way to this small village in northern India, people know their names.
Gurupreet, the little girl who died in an American desert. And Gurmeet, the grandfather whose family is still reeling.
It's been a month since Border Patrol agents found 6-year-old Gurupreet Kaur's remains just north of the US-Mexico border.
And it's been weeks since hundreds of people packed a Sikh temple in this tight-knit community to mourn her short life.
Still, for her family, no matter how much time passes, the pain is fresh.
"We are devastated," 70-year-old Gurmeet Singh said, speaking to CNN in the living room of the home where Gurupreet once lived. "To lose a child is not easy for anyone. But this is just too painful."
Beside him, his wife Surinder Kaur cradles a photo of Gurupreet and stares at the ground. She says she fainted when she heard the news of her granddaughter's death.