Royal hoax call: Nurse's body arrives in Mumbai today

Royal hoax call: Nurse's body arrives in Mumbai today

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London:  The body of Jacintha Saldana, the nurse who committed suicide in London after a prank call by two Australian RJs, will land in Mumbai on Saturday. Her husband, Benedict Barboza, is escorting the body.

Ms Saldana, who was 46, will be buried near Mangalore on Sunday.

On December 4, a pair of Australian RJs phoned the hospital, pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles, seeking information on the Duchess' condition.  Ms Saldanha, who answered the phone at the King Edward VII hospital, transferred their call to another nurse. (Hospital defends handling of hoax call)

Three days later, she was found hanging in her room with a scarf.

UK newspapers have reported that she left behind three suicide notes.

In one of the notes, she allegedly described how she struggled to come to terms with the prank call by Australian DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian.

But in another, she reportedly criticises her senior colleagues at the hospital for their attitude towards her after the call was revealed to be a hoax.
Story First Published: December 14, 2012 18:39 IST

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