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Mother of murdered Victoria-area teen Reena Virk dies in tragic accident

Last Updated Jun 18, 2018 at 12:39 pm PST

From left, Reena Virks' grandparents Tarisem and Mukhand Pallan, parents Suman and Manjit Virk, and Nand Pallan (at right) attend a press conference after the sentencing of Kelly Ellard on Thursday July 7, 2005. (CP PHOTO/Vancouver Sun - Bill Keay)
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Suman Virk's family describing her death over the weekend as a tragic accident

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – The mother of a Victoria-area teenager killed by school bullies more than 20 years ago has died.

Suman Virk’s family is describing her death over the weekend as a tragic accident.

She’s spoken to NEWS 1130 several times over the years about the loss of her daughter Reena in 1997.┬áThe last time was in November which marked the 20th anniversary of the 14-year-old’s death.

Reena Virk, 14, is shown in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Victoria Times Colonist)

Reena Virk was beaten and drowned at the Gorge Waterway in 1997.

The Virk family has asked for privacy.

A memorial service for Suman is planned for Saturday afternoon.