Kate prank case: Indian bishop urges UK to probe Jacintha's alleged suicide

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 05:11 hrs

Bishop Denis Prabhu has urged the United Kingdom to release body of late Indian origin Jacintha Saldanha to her family for final rights, and demanded transparent probe to rule out fowl play following the death of the royal nurse treating Prince Williams's expectant wife Kate, after falling prey to a prank by Australian radio jockeys.

Urging UK to send body back home for final rituals, Denis Prabhu insisted the government to hold a transparent probe into the matter.

"We are insisting, putting pressure to media and other media to hold an enquiry, find out the truth of the case and release the body for India and to her family for final rights," said Denis Prabhu.

Denis Prabhu also hoped for justice in order to bring true picture of the case.

"We are desiring that justice should be done so that if at all something mysterious has taken place, it has to come to light," said Denis Prabhu.

Prabhu added that Saldanha's had a 'calm nature' and was very soft spoken.

Earlier in the day, two Australian radio announcers who made a prank call to a British hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate broke a three-day silence on Monday to speak of their distress at the apparent suicide of the nurse who took their call.

The 2DayFM Sydney-based announcers, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, said the tragedy had left them "shattered, gutted, heartbroken".

Greig and fellow presenter and prank mastermind Christian have been in hiding since nurse Jacintha Saldanha's death and the subsequent social media outrage at their prank.

Saldanha, 46, was found dead in staff accommodation near London's King Edward VII hospital on Friday after putting the hoax call through to a colleague who unwittingly disclosed details of Kate's morning sickness to 2DayFM's presenters.

A recording of the call, broadcast repeatedly by the station, rapidly became an internet hit and was reprinted as a transcript in many newspapers.

But news of Saldanha's death sparked the Internet firestorm, with vitriolic comments towards the DJs on Facebook and Twitter.

Saldanha's family in the UK said they were deeply saddened and asked for media to respect their privacy "at this difficult time", in a statement released by police. (ANI)

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