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Hoax call: Autopsy report says nurse committed suicide, 3 notes found

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Dec 13, 2012 at 03:59pm IST

London: The autopsy report of the Indian origin nurse, Jacintha Saldanha, who was found hanging in UK after being duped by a prank call from two Australian DJs, is now out. The report says the nurse committed suicide. According to the report, Saldanha was found hanging by the neck from a scarf on a wardrobe door in her room. She was found dead by a colleague and a member of the security staff at London's King Edward VII Hospital on Friday.

The report says three suicide notes were found in her room and also emails have been recovered which suggested that she was planning the suicide. The report also said injury marks were found on the nurse's wrist. The inquest proceedings have now been adjourned till March 26, 2013.

Meanwhile, the husband of Jacintha Saldanha has informed Indian mission in London that he would like the body to be sent to India. "Husband of Jacintha has informed that he would like the body to be sent to India. Our Mission is in touch with the husband of Saldanha and is assisting in smooth completion of various formalities involved in it, official sources in the Ministry of External Affairs said.

46-year-old Jacintha, a mother of two, was found unconscious last Friday in the quarters of the King Edward VII Hospital in central London where she was working as a senior nurse. She was pronounced dead when rushed to the hospital.

Jacintha had answered the hoax call at 5.30 AM on December 5, and was helping out on the reception at the time of the prank call. Giggling DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian were pretending to be the British Queen and Prince Charles and asked her if they could be put through to Kate.

Then she connected them to another nurse who gave out details of the condition of 30-year-old Kate who was suffering from acute morning sickness at the London hospital. The exact cause of the death remained unclear.

(With additional information from PTI)

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