Neisha Cyleane Sankar

DEDICATED: Neisha Cyleane Sankar

NEISHA Cyleane Sankar was brilliant and motivated. But her fatal mistake was not being able to identify what true love was. This according to close family friend Debra Pierre, who eulogised Sankar to a congregation of several hundred people at her funeral service yesterday at the Siparia Pentecostal Church. Pierre recalled that when Sankar was a form four pupil at Fyzabad Anglican Secondary School, “her life took a detour as she thought she found love” as she was “young, impressionable and (trusting) of an older man.

“Like everyone else, Neisha was human and made mistakes. Unfortunately, one particular mistake ultimately led to us being here today. Neisha’s mistake was not to identify what true love really was.” On Monday, Sankar’s husband Harricharan Ramsundar, 45, chopped Sankar, 29, to death at their home at La Brea Trace, Siparia.

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