Nurse’s death: Indian High Commission to give report

Published: 11th December 2012 10:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th December 2012 10:00 AM   |  A+A-

India is awaiting a detailed report from its high commission in London on the death of the Indian-origin nurse in mysterious circumstance, after she was the target of a prank call by Australian RJs and provided confidential medical information of Duchess of Cambridge.

According to sources, the Indian High Commission has not yet been approached by any family member of Jacintha Saldanha over reports that her husband wanted her buried in India. It is also not known if Saldanha still holds Indian nationality.

Sources added the Indian High Commission had been asked to send a report to headquarters. Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, had emigrated from Mangalore to the UK over a decade ago. She was a nurse at the King Edward VII hospital, where she was looking after the pregnant princess.

On December 5, she had answered a call from two Australian DJs pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. She was found unconscious in her quarters on Friday, and it’s presumed to be a suicide.

“We don’t know enough about it...let’s wait and see what exactly has happened and why it happened,” External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid told reporters.


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