If you're from British Columbia, then you've definitely heard of Reena Virk. The teenager was murdered in the late 90's, as a result, of severe bullying. We're devastated to confirm that Reena's mother died on the weekend.
Growing up in the 90's and early 2000's, Reena Virk's tragic story was told throughout schools as a cautionary tale against bullying.
Reena Virk was murdered when she was only 14-years-old. She was beaten and drowned to death by several teenagers in 1997. Her body was found eight days later. Kelly Ellard and Warren Glowatski were both found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing.
Since 1997, Reena Virk's story has been used countless times to warn young students about the seriousness of bullying. The killing remains one of B.C's most notorious murders.
Just last fall marked the 20th anniversary of Reena Virk's death. We are extremely sad to confirm that Suman Virk, Reena's mother died on Saturday. Her family describes her death as a "tragic accident".
The Virk family will always be remembered for fighting against bullying in British Columbia. The death of Suman Virk is a huge loss for their family and their community. They are asking for privacy during this devastating time.