A friend of murdered mother Neisha Cyleane Sankar-Ramsundar wants her death to serve as a lesson to other young women, to understand that true love does not include violence or control.
Mourners turned out in the numbers yesterday to bid farewell to the mother of one at the Siparia Pentecostal Church. Twenty-nine-year-old Sankar-Ramsundar was chopped to death by her husband at their home on Monday.
Recalling in the eulogy how at Form Four Sankar-Ramsundar’s life took a detour when she dropped out of school because she thought she found love, Debra Pierre said that did not stop her from pursuing her studies.
Demonstrating perseverance and resilience, she said Sankar-Ramsundar pursued her CSEC studies privately, attaining a full certificate and continued her educational goals.
She began working as an on the job trainee at the Siparia Secondary and then at Republic Bank Ltd.
At age 20 she had her son, got married and had planned to complete and furnish her home.
Pierre described her as a hard-working and responsible person and a loving mother, as she recounted that Sankar-Ramsundar’s had a passion for life.
Pierre said her friend’s murder should serve as a lesson to other young women.
“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. How many young women have fallen into this trap? The attraction that comes with our first love can easily deceive us into thinking that its true love. If we have not yet attained maturity of discernment. She was young, impressionable and trustworthy of an older man. True love is never violent, it never harms, it never destroys.”
She also appealed to parents to teach their children what real love is. “Talk to your daughters about controlling men, and teach your sons how to control their anger and how to positively let go. Let us all remember Neisha’s life lessons.”
Republic Bank Siparia branch manager Mukesh Harrikissoon reflected on Neisha’s work life.
“She impressed us as a great, charismatic leader. She was a confident young lady, committed to her tasks and undertakings. She carried a powerful stature that stood out wherever she went. A commanding voice, yet soft and gentle a diligent and dedicated employee always punctual.”
An employee of the bank since 2011, Harrikissoon said Sankar-Ramsundar customer service officer warmed the hearts of customers.
Former President Anthony Carmona was also one of the many who would have interacted with her at the bank on many occasions. He paid his respects at the funeral.
The service was followed by a burial at the Siparia Public Cemetery. Sankar-Ramsundar was chopped to death by her husband Harricharan Ramsundar, 45, while their son slept in another room. He was found dead hours later and laid to rest on Thursday.