Jacintha's family in India for funeral today

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 06:10 hrs

Mangalore: The nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge will be buried at Shirva town in coastal Karnataka on Monday.

Jacintha Saldanha's husband Benedict Barboza and her son Junal,16, and daughter Lisha,14, accompanied the coffin from London.

The body of Jacintha arrived in Mangalore on Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the parish priest in Shirva village said Jacintha Saldanha's funeral would take place here on Monday.

"On Monday, December 17 at four p.m there is going to be the funeral rites. And at three o'clock the body will be brought to the church from home. And it will be kept for the public, for them to pay homage. As this news has spread far and wide, we are expecting quite a big number of people to attend this funeral," father Sandy Taura said.

Her death is being investigated as an apparent suicide.

Saldanha answered the phone at London's King Edward VII Hospital when the DJs called seeking information about the duchess, who was being treated for morning sickness. Saldanha was tricked into transferring the call to another nurse, who revealed private details about the duchess' condition.

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