The Indian nurse who committed suicide after being hoaxed by two Australian DJ’s blamed the presenters for her death in a letter found near her hanged body.
Jacintha Saldanha, 46, took her life after giving the DJ’s – who had posed as Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth – details of Kate Middleton’s health while the royal was receiving treatment at the Kind Edward VII hospital in London.
In the letter, Mrs Saldanha reportedly said: ‘I hold the Radio Australians Mel Greig and Michael Christian responsible for this act.
‘Please make them pay for my mortgage.’
The handwritten note was found beside Mrs Saldanha’s body in her living quarters near the hospital in Marylebone, West London.
It had been thought that Mrs Saldanha was unhappy with how the hospital treated her after falling victim to the prank call.
But she exonerates the hospital from any responsibility in the letter and points the finger of blame at the 2Day FM presenters.
The mother-of-two addressed the message to her managers at the exclusive London hospital.
She said: ‘Please accept my apologies. I am truly sorry. Thank you for all your support.’
An inquest into Mrs Saldanha’s death was due to begin this week but has been delayed.
The nurse was found hanging by a scarf from a wardrobe in her bedroom on December 7.
Mrs Saldanha shared a home in Bristol with her husband Benedict Barboza, 49 and their two children, Junal, 17, and Lisha, 14.
She had been working in England for ten years but was said to be having problems working at King Edward VII.
It has been revealed that the nurse had been taking anti-depressants for nine months after attempting suicide twice in 2011.
She was closely monitored as a high-suicide risk but her employers were unaware of this.
Radio DJ Mel Greig has not returned to work since the hoax call was broadcast in Decemeber.
She made the call with co-host Michael Christian, who has since taken a lower profile job at a Melbourne station.
They were sent death threats and hate mail in the aftermath of the prank call.
Southern Cross Austereo, which owns the radio station, has offered to pay £332,000 into a trust fund for Saldanha’s family.