Hubby of Indian-origin nurse duped in Kate hoax call devastated over suicide

Last Updated: Sun, Dec 09, 2012 09:42 hrs

The husband of Indian-origin nurse who apparently committed suicide following a prank call over Duchess Kate's pregnancy has finally spoken out about the death of his wife.

Two Australian DJs made a call to the hospital where the Duchess was receiving treatment for her pregnancy complication, hyperemesis gravidarum.

Thinking the call was coming from Queen Elizabeth herself, Jacintha Saldanha, who was helping out at the front desk, transferred the DJs to Kate's private nurse, who gave her an update on the Duchess of Cambridge's condition.

Saldanha was found dead the next day, an apparent suicide brought on by how distraught she was over the incident.

"I am devastated with the tragic loss of my beloved wife Jacintha in tragic circumstances. She will be laid to rest in Shriva, India," Radar Online quoted Benedict Barboza, a hospital accountant, as writing on his Facebook page on Saturday.

"We as a family are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved Jacintha," he wrote. (ANI)

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