NGO, ex-students hold peace march to mourn death of two school girls

Shimla: Former school students of Convent Jesus and Mary school along with social welfare NGO Ashadeep took out candle lit peace procession as a mark of respect for the two deceased students today.

Class 6th standard student of 150 yrs old Convent of Jesus and Mary School, Sakshi and Nancy was declared brought death on September 24, 2012.

The two of them had succumbed to injuries after falling from a hillock here recently under mysterious circumstances.

Ashadeep convener Sushil Tanwar said the procession was organised as a mark of respect to the departed souls and it was not against anyone.

He said that after this mishap Police, administration, school management, parents and citizens of the town would join hands to unravel the truth behind their deaths.

The procession converged at Sanjouli Gurudwara and went upto the school gate from where it returned back after paying respect at the death spot by lighting candles and ended at Sanjouli.

Old school student of the town, Chahat and Maihaik led the procession. The procession holders said that it was held to sensitized citizens to come forward to help others during such eventualities as the students are said to have been left lying on the road in the pool of blood for hours but no one had came forward to pick them up and take them to hospital in time.

The school principal Ms Shyama said that the school management was serious about probing the matter and was assisting the police administration.

She demanded that a judicial probe should be initiated into the accident. “A judicial probe could also look into the forceful entry by protesters into the school campus and the ruckus they created on October 27, 2012,” she said.

Anyone from the school found guilty should be dealt with sternly because school students were also leveling charges against school management members, she said.

The management had also initiated a probe on its own to get the bottom of incident that had caused the death of the two students but no one has lodged any complaint against any school teacher or the management so far, said Shayma.

Photo: Amit

 

Mohan Verma is a seasoned journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for news agencies and fast paced online media.

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