HP: Convent alumni to take out peace march

Alumni of the Convent of Jesus and Mary will hold a peace march along with members of an NGO.

Updated: Sep 29, 2012, 23:43 PM IST

Shimla: Alumni of the Convent of Jesus and Mary, whose two class VI students were found dead under mysterious circumstances, will hold a peace march along with members of an NGO to ease the tension brewing in the city following the incident.

The procession would start from Sanjauli Gurdwara on Sunday at 4:30 PM and go to Kala Dhank (Hillock) from where the two girls Sakshi and Nancy fell and died under mysterious circumstances, and return to the Gurdwara.

"The purpose of organising the march was to bring harmony in the town as there was lot of confusion and mistrust among the people and students over this incident," Sushil Tanwar, president of NGO Ashadeep told reporters here.

The procession is being taken out to pay homage to the departed souls , Tanwar said.

He expressed hope that the police administration, school management, parents and citizens of the town would join hands to unveil the mystery behind the death.

The students of RKMV college, Sanjouli College, former students of Convent of Jesus and Mary, St Edward schools and others locals would take part in the peace march.

The police have already ruled out suicide or assault and maintained that it was "an accident" but parents of the deceased girls were insisting on registration of FIR against the teacher, who allegedly scolded the girls, leading them to commit suicide.