The family of a budding lawyer who drowned trying to rescue her young cousin are preparing to fly to India to scatter her ashes.

The trip will mark the end the end of a series of memorial services for 15-year-old Kajil Devi, who died after a desperate bid to rescue her 10-year-old relative.

More than 800 friends and family of the A-grade student gathered to attend a service at a Hindu temple, in Southall, early on Tuesday morning, followed by a second service at Hanworth Crematorium.

Speaking to the Hounslow and Brentford Times, her aunt, Chandri Kumar, said the family had been overwhelmed by the huge number of people who had attended the funeral of the Feltham Community College pupil, who had one day hoped to attend Oxford University.

She said: “People came from Germany and India to her funeral. We were really upset, she was such a young age. She had so many people crying for her.

“It has been a huge shock to us. It’s been 10 days but it feels like she’s still here.

“She was everything to me, a sister, a friend a daughter. She was the complete package. A perfect human being.”

Mrs Kumar said the family was now concerned about Kajil’s mother and her father, who is partially blind, as they relied on their daughter to help around the house and fill in paperwork for them.

Kajil, of South Road, Hanworth, was on a trip with her family at Cotswold Water Park, in Gloucestershire, on July 11, when she slipped in a bathing area as she tried to help her cousin who was drifting away from her in a boat.

Her cousin threw her a rope but the teenager fell again and disappeared under the water.

She was pulled out unconscious but despite the efforts of a lifeguard to resuscitate her, she died the following day at Great Western Hospital.

The bright student had dreamed of becoming a lawyer and had recently spent two weeks with a barrister firm as part of her work experience.

Her older brother Amid Kumar said: ”She loved it. She always loved education and was a hard worker.

“She was only 15 but she seemed much older.”

Headteacher Victoria Eadie, was one of the mourners who attended the services on Tuesday, along with Kajil’s school friends.

A special assembly was held at the school following Kajil’s death, on July 12, where pals shared their memories of their friend.

Ms Eadie said the school would be holding a memorial service when pupils return from their summer holiday.

She revealed Kajil’s friends were discussing how to create a lasting tribute at the school with the teenager’s family.

Kajil’s maths teacher and tutor, Alex Pett, said: “Kajil had all the qualities any teacher could want from a student. She was knowledgeable, diligent, kind, humble, happy, inquisitive, methodical, neat, well presented and clear about her own future.

“She was an inspiration to us all and her memory will live on through the success of her friends – just as she would have wished.”

An inquest was opened on Friday and has been adjourned until a later date.