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Nurse's husband wants her body to be sent to India

December 12, 2012 17:34 IST

Husband of Jacintha Saldanha, who allegedly committed suicide after becoming the victim of a hoax by Australian radio presenters, has informed the Indian mission in London that he would like the body to be sent to India.

"Jacintha's husband has informed us that he would like the body to be sent to India. Our mission is in touch with him and is assisting in smooth completion of various formalities," official sources in the ministry of external affairs said.

Jacintha, 46, 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 at 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.

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 remains unclear.

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