Bullets with your name, Australian RJ threatened

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 12:20 hrs

London, Dec 14 (IANS) Michael Christian, one of the two Australian radio presenters who made a prank call to the hospital where Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha committed suicide, has got a threatening message that said: "There are bullets with your name on".

Staff at the radio station behind the hoax call have been forced into safe houses, the Daily Mail reported.

Managers at Southern Cross Austereo, the parent company of 2Day FM, have recruited bodyguards for their protection and police are investigating the death threats.

One threat specifically targeted Christian, saying there are "bullets out there with your name on". Another threat involved a shotgun.

The news.com.au website said 10 senior staff have now got personal protection costing $75,000 a week and 12 staff have been moved to hotels.

The threat against Christian reportedly originated from South Australia, and was delivered to the wrong address.

The threats came after the 46-year-old Saldanha was found dead at the hospital staff quarters.

Saldanha, a night sister, was the senior nurse on duty when she took a call from the two Australian radio jockeys, who were pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.

She unwittingly transferred the call to a colleague, who described in detail the condition of Kate, who was being treated for severe morning sickness.

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