Brother speaks of his shock at sister’s death

Chichester couple Jo Meeke and Matt Gurney lost their baby son, Puck, in March 2017, just hours after his birth. SUS-180117-110856001

Heartbroken parents ‘devastated’ as baby’s death found to be avoidable

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A DEVASTATED brother has spoken of his despair following the sudden death of his sister.

Sunil Muley said he would never get over the death of his ‘little sister’ Neela Muley.

As reported, Neela, 34, of St Paul’s Road, Southsea, died a week after being diagnosed with a brain tumour, which was discovered following an optician’s appointment.

Sunil, who lives in America, said: ‘When she called me about the brain tumour on the Friday before she passed I was devastated as I was going to get the next flight over from the USA.

‘But my sister was very calm and told me not to worry and she would call me Tuesday after seeing the doctors with the next course of action.

‘I told her not to worry because she was made of good stock and we would fight this together.

‘I remember getting the call. The words made me fall over. I could not believe it – and to be quite frank I still cannot believe it.’

The funeral of Neela, a keen tennis player, took place last week at St John’s Cathedral in Portsmouth.

Sunil added: ‘I have a family photo of the Muley family on my desk. It includes a picture of mum, dad, Neela and I. I look at the picture and it is hard to accept my father and mother are both gone and now my baby sister. My only solace was that I saw my sister several weeks ago when I came with my wife to Portsmouth. We had a great few days with a lot of laughs.’