Jacintha Case - Moily Writes to Salman Khurshid, Calls for Quick Action

Jacintha Case - Moily Writes to Salman Khurshid, Calls for Quick Action

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Dec 11: Following the suspected suicide of Mangalore-born Jacintha Saldanha, who was a nurse in London's King Edward VII hospital, union minister Dr M Veerappa Moily has requested union minister for external affairs Salman Khurshid to ensure fair investigation in the matter.

In a letter to Salman Khurshid, a copy of which is available with Daijiworld, Moily also requested the minister to take immediate steps to bring Jacintha's body back to Shirva.

"Jacintha hails from my district. The people of both Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts and in particular, the relatives and children are very much agitated over the handling of the matter," the letter stated.

Moily further said, "I am told that no appropriate steps have been taken to make a fair investigation and also to bring back the body to her native place. This is a matter of grave concern to her parents and relatives and the people of both the districts."

Moily also stated in the letter that he has already held discussions with national security advisor Shivashankar Menon.

Jacintha, who was married to Benedicat Barboza from Shirva, allegedly committed suicide last week after falling prey to a prank call by two Australian radio presenters who pretended to be the Queen and Prince Charles and elicited sensitive information about duchess Kate Middleton who was admitted in the hospital.



Comment on this article

  • K. S. Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Dec 12 2012

    I have been following this news in all the media possible. One thing is clear. World is too obsessed with the royals of UK. British themselves regard them as more of a tourist attraction. It's sad that an Indian origin woman took seriously those who share their lineage with Hitler. Royal family of Britian are originally German. A country of billion people (leaders included) actually have many other issues in hand. Like it or not, we are yet to be a nation that values each and every life of its current or former countrymen. Moilys, Kurshids or for that matter Oscars you can forget them. Tell them about Jacintha few weeks down the road, they will retort..."Jacintha Who?"

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  • Steevan Rebello, Kallianpur/Dubai

    Wed, Dec 12 2012

    This all looks good when there is a claim for such a probe/action. But going forward in India plenty of stories in past also never reached its destination. After a week no one talks about it or everyone forgets of the same.

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  • stevan , mangalore

    Wed, Dec 12 2012

    She is a very timid/self-centered lady. When she killed herself she did not of her family or anybody, she just thought of herself. I respect people who get up dust themselves and fight for what is right. Not just take an EXIT. She might be a best person/ good Nurse, but what did she teach her kids? If you are worried, saddened and everybody laughs at you Just take an EXIT.

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  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Wed, Dec 12 2012

    It is a complicated issue. Jacintha Saldanha is a British Citizen of Indian origin. Overseas Citizen of India. It is not easy as you think for the Indian affairs to ask for quick action. But it is the will of her husband Benedict to decide where the funeral will take place.

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  • Simon D'Mello, Karkala/Dubai

    Wed, Dec 12 2012

    Dr. Moily & Mr. Khurshid, stop interfering in foriegn nationals issues. You have lot of things to do in your country. Let UK law enforcement officials take action in this issue. let us pray for her soul.

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  • JerryMoras.com, Calgary, Canada

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Kindly contact Keith Vaz, MP in UK
    I'm sure he is the right person to approach. : Open the link to learn more


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    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Thank you Dr Veerappa Moily for your initiative in Jacintha Saldanha incident. As I belong to the same district like you, I would have appreciated much more than what I do now, if you had taken initiative little earlier. Anyways it looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel. However, when the U.K. Monarchy is involved can we expect justice??
    May the Jacinth's soul rest in peace and the Almighty Lord give her family strength to bear this huge loss.

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    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    I think Mr Moily has taken a good step.I hope Jacintha Family will get Justice Soon.

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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Let us wait for the Autopsy report whether it is suicide or poisoned. Lot of comments has been made on this issue and it is time we put an end. Her soul has already rested in peace in god's house and the family has to start moving in positive direction. The past of Jacintha is now history, the present for the family of Jacintha is certain and the future not sure as I am not an astrologer and I don't believe in astrologers.

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    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Moodbidri Veerappa Moily,Union Minister did his part of responsibility but he should also follow up the case till a logical end.Important issue @ this point of time is to bring the mortal remains of Nurse Jacintha and access/visit to her in hospital by immediate relatives.This case remains still a mystery and new developments makes more suspicious.Therefore, MEA should actively pursue the case and do needful to late Jacintha's family.OSCAR Sahib's inaction in this matter haunting every one around.

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  • Antony Miranda, Kanajar/Kuwait

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Wait for enquery and UK doing well than Indian Govt.

    Dont politalise

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  • Francis, Moodbidri/Dubai

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Someone needs to wakeup our politicians, anyway hope to get justice for the victims family.

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  • C Sharath, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Dear Centrel Govt, I wish you could take decision or action like this way to get back those Indian hostages who are held up by Somali Pirates for several months who are in a living hell there, & for gods sake they are still alive.

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    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    I am really saddened by the death of nurse Jacintha, may her soul rest in peace, why she took such an extreme step is a mystery to me.

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    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    India need to send INVESTIGATORS TO INVESTIGATE abettment to suicide , if not murder. Who put pressure on her or harassed her - hospital, police, royal staff?

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