The Begum family in east London had lost a daughter to ISIS – now they have lost their their grandchild to war and disease in Syria.
For them the death of baby Jarrah is a tragedy. For the Home Secretary it poses difficult questions.
Even members of his own party have criticised Sajid Javid for stripping Shamima Begum of her British Citizenship. One called it a populist gesture.
But the politics of repatriation is only going to get more complex with over a hundred unaccompanied minors languishing in refugee camps.