Duchess’s hospital nurse Saldanha found hanging in nurses’ quarters

Jacintha Saldanha

Jacintha Saldanha

An investigation has revealed the nurse at the Duchess of Cambridge’s hospital, Jacintha Saldanha – the victim of Australian radio prank call, was found hanged in her hospital living nurses’ quarters by a colleague and a security guard.

Mrs. Saldanha, 46 and a mother of two, was found dead last Friday, three days after being tricked by the radio call pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles.

The inquest into her death, at Westminster Coroner’s Court was told that injury marks were found on her wrists. She had also left three notes; two were located at her living place in London’s King Edward VII hospital, while the other was found among her possessions.

Police is still in the process of exploring Mrs. Saldanha’s emails and texts. Officers are also interviewing her friends and family and staff at the Australian radio station responsible for the prank.

Detective Chief Inspector, James Harman has told that till this time “no suspicious circumstances apparently have been found in relation to this death.”

 It has also been emerged that the broadcasters responsible for airing the prank call would also be officially investigated by Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) – the radio broadcasting regulator.

Chairman of the ACMA, Chris Chapman has told: “The ACMA will be examining whether the licensee has complied with its broadcasting obligations.”

Mrs. Saldanha’s family is settled to receive more than £300,000 in compensation from southern Cross Austereo, the parent company of Sydney station 2 Day FM, whose presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian were behind the hoax call.

Both the presenters have expressed their extreme condolences over the tragic incident.

Prime Minister, David Cameron also offered condolences to the family, who are looking to make arrangements to return Mrs. Saldanha’s body to her native India.

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