Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse at King Edward VII hospital, involved in a hoax call to elicit information about Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has died. The nurse is suspected to have committed suicide.
ACCORDING TO the British police, Saldanha was found dead early Friday but the cause of her death was not certain yet. The hospital Saldanha worked at has announced her death with 'very deep sadness'. Saldanha's husband and two children have been informed about her death.
It is believed Jacintha had been a victim of the prank phone call made by two Australian radio disc jockeys who apologized later for their act. As has been reported in the press earlier, Kate was admitted in the said hospital for treatment due to acute morning sickness. The two jockeys had inquired about the health of Kate impersonating Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles on the phone.
Condoling the death of Jacintha, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have issued a statement saying, "Their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha's family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time."