More Fallout in Neesa Gopaul Matter
The fallout over the handling of the Neesa Gopaul complaint may still be continuing. The Permanent secretary of the Human Services Ministry, the Director of the Child Care and Protection Agency and 3 of her welfare officers were all summoned last Friday to appear before the public service commission to explain the role they played in handling the teenage girls complaints of abuse at her home. Neesa Gopaul was killed, her mother and the mother’s boyfriend have since been charged with the murder. The young girl had a number of complaints with the child care agency of the human services ministry, complaints that appear to have not been given the best attention.
Capitol News understands the commission invited the persons to appear to get their side of the story. Though sources at the public service commission would not offer any detail of the meeting, capitol news understands that those called to appear could be called again to answer to neglect of duty charges.
A special investigative committee had found several lapses in the way the case was handled by child care and protection, and it was recommended that two welfare officers be fired. Capitol news understands that the officers were not fired but were rather suspended for two weeks. One of the officers has since returned to work, the other may have resigned all together.
The story of the former Queens College student grabbed national attention when her lifeless body was discovered in a suitcase at a creek along the Linden Soesdyke Highway. Her death brought an end to countless reports of abuse and neglect. Neesa Gopaul was just 16 yrs old.