Royal hoax call: Indian origin nurse left 'suicide note', but family wants to know 'full' facts

Jacintha Saldanha family

The Indian-origin nurse who apparently took her life after being duped by a prank call from two Australian radio hosts, had left a note for her family members, but they still believe there are "unexplained" circumstances behind her death, Labour MP Keith Vaz has said.

"What the family needs are the full facts. There are unexplained circumstances. The family want to know everything," Vaz said, without revealing content of the note.

"The hospital needs to be more proactive, a full inquiry is needed and the family needs to be included in that," he added.

Jacintha Saldanha, 46, died after a suspected suicide last Friday after she was fooled by the radio hosts, who made a hoax call to the King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone, central London.

She was the senior nurse on duty when the phone call was made.

Although the Marylebone hospital authorities have said they will conduct internal probe into the matter, the family says this is not enough, and demands answers from them over the circumstances that led to her death.

Vaz, who is representing the family, yesterday met the hospital chairman Lord Glenarthur to demand a full probe into her death.

"What the family needs are full facts. What the chairman of the hospital said to me was that there are inquiries going on in the hospital. That is not sufficient for the family. There are unexplained circumstances. The family want to know everything. All the facts, fully and clearly," Vaz said.

"They were in the dark about the hoax call. They hadn't watched the news or seen anything about it," he said, seeking support for victim's family.

Bosses at the Australian radio station 2Day FM, whose presenters made the call, were under pressure today to come forward and explain why they gave the go-ahead for the prank.

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