Baby Indi Gregory, who was in critical condition and was the center of a legal battle in England, died this Monday at 1:45 a.m. local time, after doctors removed the assisted breathing that kept her alive. life, as reported by his father, Dean Gregory.

At just eight months old, Indi was affected by a mitochondrial genetic disease considered a rare and incurable disease, but her parents asked that specialists continue treating her at a medical center. The baby was cared for at the Queen’s Hospital in Nottingham, in the north of the country, but she was then transferred to a hospice, where she spent her final days.

“My daughter is dead, my life ended at 1:45,” lamented the inconsolable father. “The NHS and the courts not only took away her chance to live, they also took away her dignity to die at home. They have managed to take Indi’s body and dignity, but they will never be able to take her soul,” concluded Gregory.

The parents, Gregory and Staniforth, both aged 30, from the town of Ilkeston, Derbyshire, lost their legal battle at the High Court and then at the Court of Appeal in London. Indi left this world in the arms of her mother, who “held her until her last breath,” said her father.

They were unable to persuade the judges to overturn the decision to withdraw the treatment, and the couple’s attempt to transfer Indi to a hospital in Rome also failed, since the Italian Government had granted the little girl nationality so that she could receive the necessary treatment that he had been denied in the United Kingdom. The courts considered that taking her to Italy would not be in the best interest of the girl.

Giorgia Meloni, Italian Prime Minister, wrote, along with a photo of the minor on her social networks, a message after the little girl died this morning: “We did everything we could, everything possible. Unfortunately, it was not enough. Good trip little India”