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Jacintha Saldanha's Family in Grief After Prank Call Leads to her Death


Prank Call Death: Pall of Gloom at Jacintha's House in Shirva

Wilson Shirva
Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi


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Update

Udupi, Dec 8: The family of Jacintha in Shirva is in a state of utter disbelief, as there was no indication at all that such a tragedy could descend on them.

Speaking to daijiworld, Jacintha's mother-in-law Carmine said that neither her daughter-in-law nor son Benedict had told the family about the prank call that reportedly pushed Jacintha to suicide.


Jacintha's in-laws' residence at Shirva


Benedict and Junal Barboza


Jacintha with her children Junal and Lisha

"Benedict used to call every day but he nor Jacintha said anything about what had happened. Everything seemed normal," she said.

Hailing from Valencia in Mangalore, Jacintha did her nursing at Father Muller College of Nursing, and got married to Benedict Barboza from Shirva, in 1993. The couple then moved to Muscat before settling down in the UK nine years ago. They are blessed with two children Junal (16) and Lisha (14).

The family comes down to Shirva once in two years. Their last visit was in December 2011.

Benedict's parents were informed of the tragedy by phone on Friday December 7 night at around 8 pm.

It is not known yet whether the body would be brought to Shirva.

 

Earlier Report

Jacintha Saldanha's Family in Grief After Prank Call Leads to her Death

London, Dec 8 (Daily Mail): The family of a nurse found dead in a suspected suicide just two days after transferring a hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge have told of their devastation at losing their 'beloved Jacintha'.

Mother-of-two Jacintha Saldanha, 46, reportedly hailing from Shirva, Udupi in Southern India, who was working on the switchboard at the King Edward VII Hospital when 2DayFM obtained intimate details about Kate, was found dead on Friday morning.

As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke of their 'deep sadness' at the tragedy, the grieving family of the 'excellent' nurse said:  'We as a family are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved Jacintha.'

Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate told how they are 'deeply saddened' by the tragedy. A Palace spokesman said the couple had not made a complaint about the prank call.

'Their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time,' a statement said.


Jacintha's residence in Bristol

When asked if they had expressed concern, the spokesman added: 'On the contrary we offered our full and heartfelt support to the nurses involved and hospital staff at all times.'

The shock waves over the death of the nurse have spread rapidly around Australia. British-born Prime Minister Julia Gillard described the death as 'a terrible tragedy' and, through a spokesman, passed on her deep-felt condolences to the family of Jacintha.

Jacintha Saldanha, also known as Jess, is thought to have come to the UK from southern India more than ten years ago and settled in the UK with her partner, 49-year-old hospital accountant Benedict Barboza.

The couple bought their £123,000 three-bedroomed home in 2005 in the Westbury-on-Trym district of Bristol.

After working for the North Bristol NHS Trust, which runs Frenchay and Southmead hospitals, it is believed the nurse chose to apply for a job at King Edward four years ago and appears to have been living in the nursing accommodation ever since.

She has a son called Junal, 16, and daughter, believed to be 14. She stayed in London when she was working before returning to her family on days off.

News of the death broke in the middle of the night in Australia and it was only during the evening London time yesterday that Australians woke to hear about the tragedy.

It led the news on every radio station, including the national broadcaster, the ABC. It reported there had been an outpouring of anger in the UK and said thousands of people had demanded that the DJs be fired.

The Palace declined to say whether the Duchess met Jacintha Saldanha but it was very possible.

The King Edward VII hospital, who were not believed to be disciplining Jacintha over the incident, said it announced her death with 'very deep sadness.'

Their statement added: 'Jacintha has worked at the King Edward VII Hospital for more than four years. She was an excellent nurse and well respected and popular with all over her colleagues.'

The emergency services were called and two ambulances were despatched to the central London residence today. But paramedics were unable to revive her and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Her family, husband and two children have been informed.

The hospital said this afternoon: 'It is with very deep sadness that we confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff, Jacintha Saldanha.

Jacintha has worked at the King Edward VII’s Hospital for more than four years. She was an excellent nurse and well-respected and popular with all of her colleagues.

'We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. The hospital had been supporting her throughout this difficult time.

Officers from Scotland Yard launched an investigation yesterday and are treating the death as ‘unexplained’.

A Downing Street spokesman said: ‘The Prime Minister’s thoughts are with the family and colleagues of Jacintha Saldanha at this sad time.’

The exact cause of death remained unclear. However, one source indicated that the woman appeared to have killed herself.

 

The Prank Call

Ms Saldanha answered the hoax call at 5.30am on Wednesday morning and transferred the call through to Kate's ward.

Impersonating the Queen, Mel Greig said: ‘Oh, hello there. Could I please speak to Kate please, my granddaughter?’

Thinking she was speaking to the Queen, the receptionist replied: ‘Oh yes, just hold on ma’am’.


The Australian DJs Michael Christian and Mel Grieg who played the prank




Prank Call Video

She then put the presenters through to one of the nurses who was caring for the Duchess.
The nurse also believed she was speaking to the Queen and went on to make a number of deeply personal observations about Kate’s health.

A recording of the entire conversation was played on the Sydney-based radio station 2Day.

A radio station spokesman later apologised for the 'inconvenience' caused by the call.

He said yesterday: '2Day FM sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by the enquiry to Kate’s hospital. The radio segment was done with the best intentions and we wish Kate and her family all the best.'

The station is owned by Southern Cross Austereo, an Australian media group formed in a merger last year that has a collection of TV and radio brands, and claims to be able to connect with 95 per cent of Australians every week.

The prank call was pre-recorded and vetted by lawyers before being broadcast in Sydney.

The presenters, from 2Day FM, remarked during their show how their efforts were the 'easiest prank call ever made', as they put on mock British accents they later described as 'terrible'.

The Australian station and presenters advertised the stunt worldwide and Christian was continuing to boast about the prank 'making international headlines' on Twitter.

The hospital said Jacintha Saldanha had not been disciplined over the call.

Told about the tragedy last night, Vicki Heath, a spokesman for 2DayFM, said: ‘Is this is a hoax call? You’re having me on, aren’t you?’ Assured that the call was genuine, she burst into tears.

‘I can’t believe this – I just can’t believe it,’ she said. ‘Oh my God, oh no.’

The station apologised for 'any inconvenience caused' but provoked widespread fury and disbelief by continuing to continuing to promote its hoax, calling it 'the prank call the world is talking about' before playing clips of the recording.

The owners of the radio station which employed Mel Greig and Michael Christian announced that the duo will not return to their show until further notice.

It is believed that senior management at 2Day FM were so shocked at the death of Jacintha that bosses have ordered the pair off the air - probably never to return.

A statement from the station owners said: 'Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) and 2Day FM are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the death of the nurse, Jacintha Saldanha from King Edward V11 Hospital and we extend our deepest sympathies to her family, and all that have been affected by this situation around the world.

'CEO Rhys Holleran has spoken with the presenters, they are both deeply shocked, and at this time we have agreed that they not comment about the circumstances.

'SCA and the hosts have decided that they will not return to their radio show, until further notice out of respect for what can only be described as a tragedy.'

As the backlash grew the DJs both deleted their Twitter accounts.The radio station's Facebook page was bombarded with thousands of abusive comments from outraged users.


She was a Lovely Woman - Neighbour

A neighbour said the family have lived in there £130,000 terraced home in Bristol for about eight years.

Jacintha lived with her husband Benedict Barboza (Ben) and son Junal, 16, and daughter, believed to be 14. She stays in London when she is working and lives with her family on days off.

The neighbour said: 'They're a lovely family - Ben gives my lad a lift when he goes refereeing at Bristol Rovers with Junal.

'It's so so tragic, she was such a lovely woman. She must have thought there was no way back, that's the only thing I can think of.'

Another neighbour of Jacintha described the tragic nurse as 'a lovely woman'.

Marianne Homes, 49, said: 'I've always known her as the doctor, she was always very smartly dressed.

'Their son was always really into football, we always saw him with a ball kicking it about with his friends. She was a lovely woman, everytime I saw her she would talk to me.

'I hadn't seen her for a while, I wondered what had happened to her it's so sad to know this has happened. She was always so smartly dressed and well presented. I think her kids are secondary school age, she definitely has one boy and one girl.'

A former neighbour of the nurse described her as a 'nice, lovely lady'.

Fighting back tears, she said: 'What a terrible tragedy - just before Christmas as well. Oh those two young boys - they'll be heartbroken. Her and Ben were a lovely couple.

'They didn't live here very long, but they were such nice neighbours - they invited us in for a curry when they moved in. They lived here seven or eight years ago, if not more. They kept themselves to themselves mostly. They bought their own house and moved on - they were just renting here I think.

'I can't believe what happened. It's so sad, so tragic. They always spoke to us - she was such a nice lady. It's devastating to hear she's gone - and in such circumstances that could be so easily avoided.  Those Australians that called the hospital want stringing up.'

 

'A first class nurse who cared diligently for hundreds'

King Edward VII hospital spoke of the their shock at the death of Jacintha Saldanha in a statement:

'It is with very deep sadness that we confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff, Jacintha Saldanha.

'Jacintha has worked at the King Edward VII’s Hospital for more than four years. She was an excellent nurse and well-respected and popular with all of her colleagues.

'We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. The hospital had been supporting her throughout this difficult time.'

John Lofthouse, Chief Executive at King Edward VII’s Hospital, said: 'Our thoughts and deepest sympathies at this time are with her family and friends. Everyone is shocked by the loss of a much loved and valued colleague."

Lord Glenarthur, Chairman of King Edward VII’s Hospital, says, 'This is a tragic event. Jacintha was a first class nurse who cared diligently for hundreds of patients during her time with us. She will be greatly missed.'

 


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  • Julia, Canada

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    These pranks are often not funny at all and are irritating normal people, there are not so many pranks that are kind and not abusive and thus, funny. Most of them are not funny at all and it is not even fun to see all this stupidity, also when they okay their pranks, they have no idea what background the person has - may be the heart is working on the edge, may be nervous system is disbalanced... In fact, they never know about the result and always risk to prank on somebody who can be affected too much. I wish it was possible to return back and keep the life of this woman who probably was too sensitive to the whole thing. So sad and feel sorry for the family who lost this still woman, if that was possible, I wish all these pranks would be forbidden at all - it is a bad thing to play with people's emotions

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  • SR.aurelia Gaga, Shirva

    Wed, Dec 12 2012

    Dear Benna My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May God console you and your family. May her soul rest in peace.pRAYING FOR YOU ALL. TAKE COURAGE.AURELIA

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  • Walter Pinto, Shirva/Kuwait

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Dear Benna,
    my heartfelt condolences to you & your family .Really shocked to hear the tragidy

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  • Irene Serrao, Mangalore/India

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Very sad to hear the loss of a great nurse, very dedicated to the profession. My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to Ben, Junal,Lisha & her family in India. May the loving & merciful Lord accept you into His Kingdom with wide open arms. May your soul rest in peace. May the Almighty God grant the strength to your loved ones to bear the loss, may your memories be their comfort at this difficult time.

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  • jordan, kent , england

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    It's sad what happened to Jacintha and I feel sorry for her kids and husband . WOW , nuthin worse than losing your mother .
    But it's hard to understand why she killed herself over this . The other nurse gave the private details away and kinda was more fooled.
    Many people do prank calls nowdays and I admit I am immature sometimes and laugh at them .I am amazed the Australian DJ's got through to that hospital switchboard and the actual nurses dealing with royalty anyway....VERY BAD security by that hospital I have to say.
    Maybe Jacithna was depressed or under pressure for some reason as to kill yourself over this does'nt make sense . She had two children for a start who will be suffering horribly after losing their mum so Jacintha must have had more worries than this n maybe this just pushed her over the edge . One should never kill yourself anyway . In R.C church it's sposed to be a sin and it is a waste of a life of a proffesional , experienced nurse that did good for the world .
    I don't judge Jacintha as she seems a nice lady n mum and must have been VERY upset n depressed to committ suicide .
    I feel a bit sorry for the pranksters as they were silly but no way did they know it'd lead to such a tragedy .They will always have it on their conscience and people dont need to be stupid n take the law in their own hands .
    Just sad all round..especially for her kids n husband .

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  • Dr. John Martis & family, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    Dear Benna
    We are very sad to hear the news.Our heartfelt condolences to you and your children.Praying to God to give you strength and courage to bear the great loss

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  • Veronica D'souza, Shirva/MumbaiBorivli)

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    Dear Benna, It's shocking incident. It is hard to think of something like that happening. May god give you & children strength to go through this grief. May Jacintha's soul rest in peace.

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  • kranti, india

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    what happens to nurse who gave detail information to jokey.???
    where is she??

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  • Genevieve, Mangaloe/Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    Dear Jenny I fully agree with u there must be something more to it...Only God knows what see must be hv gone thru....Anyway May her soul rest in Peace..

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  • P.Rao, Moolky/Canada

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    I thought we live in a First World country. Where people respected everyone's rights and respected others. My impressions have changed now. Danger lurks everywhere and however careful one might think they are, others are playing roulette with your life in one form or other.
    This unthinkable act of impersonating the Highest and the most noble person in our society with malice and forethought is the meanest and most cruel act of the century.
    AND today I also lost a most precious person. And I consider your daughter Jacinta as my daughter too. I write this with tears running down my cheeks. May her soul rest in peace and may the family that lost a dear and near one, a Mother and the Family that lost a daughter and a Grand Mother who also lost a dear one dig deep and stand bravely and face upto this situation and move on very gracefully bearing such a deep loss. My heart felt condolences and sympathies are sent to you with this small note.
    May God Go with you all.
    Devu Boren Koro.

    P.Rao.

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  • Maureen Dixon, Ontario, Canada

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the tragic death of Jacintha. It is very disturbing that in a bid for ratings, the Australian radio show would condone such harmful and despicable behaviour as displayed by the two disc jockeys. They should be deeply ashamed of themselves.

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  • Mary Alva, Mudarangadi/Riyadh

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    Dear Benedict &all family members,We are very deeply saddened to hear the news.Please accept our heartfelt condolences.I knew her personally.We are studied together in nursing.May her soul rest in peace.amen

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  • Anil Mathias, Moodbidri/Bangalore

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Dear Benna, Junal, Lisha,

    Our heartfelt condolences to all family members. May Almighty God give you strength to bear this great loss. May her soul rest in peace.

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  • Ida Noel DSouza, Kulshekar / Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    May her soul rest in Peace..

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  • A. S. Mathew, U.S.A.

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    So hard to write a condolence message at the shocking death of a
    loving-caring and extremely lighthearted person. Very heartbreaking to read this news.
    Heartfelt condolence and prayers to the bereaved family. Let her soul rest in peace.

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  • Rampa, Souterpet / Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    May be a royal hand again behind this sad & tragic case ...

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  • Vincent Shallet DeSouza, Mudarangadi/Jeddah

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Dear Benedict ,Children @All Family Members: Really Saddened to Hear the News.Please Accept our Heartfelt Condolences&May Jacintha's Soul Rest In Peace through the Mercy Of God ! Amen!

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  • Mark dsouza bombay, mudarangadi,yeloor

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Really shocked to hear the sad news. our condolence to sevrine aunty and all the family members.May her soul rest in peace.

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  • Sudesh Hegde, SHIRVA/DUBAI

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    IT'S VERY SAD TO HEAR ...IF ONE AUDIO CALL VALUED MORE THAN JACINTA'S LIFE......

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  • Irine menezes, Uppinakudru/ Australis adelaide

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Sorry for the great great loss.it was shocking news when i heard the news.She was a great friend of mine and had so much more togive back to life. Benna and children sorry for the loss and she will always remain in our hearts and prayers may she rest in peace

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    This is suicide or is it? I suspect something more deep. A responsible woman like Jacintha resorting to suicide seems a little doubtful. Would definitely see what unfolds. And if it was suicide, I think it would be too foolish to take such a step when you had more responsibility to the kids and husband. And not to mention a your own soul.

    My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

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  • JANET FERNANDES (MENEZES), BHAYANDAR (MUMBAI)

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    DUKANCHI KOBAR AIKON KALIZ RADTHA AMI MAGIYA SORVESPORA DEVA LAGI SASNACHO VISHEV DI THICHA ATHMIYAK FROM JANET FERNANDES SORKOL

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  • Jenny, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    What a tragedy...?incident happened on Tuesday and took the life on Friday.
    definetely something happened in between ..?harrassment, shamed due to publicity, or torture or threat.
    something hidden there...no one knows...if i was in her position could discuss with friends and family before taking that deep step..to make aware next of kin about the incident. but it is too late to suggest now.
    RIP Jacintha..

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  • Aloysius D'souza, Belman / Dubai

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Dear Benna
    we are really shocked to hear the sad news.May God almighty give you courage and strength to face this Difficult & troubled moment.may her soul rest in peace.

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  • URBAN DSOUZA, SHIRVA-KUWAIT

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Dear Benna Heartfelt consolences. We are all with you. we are reaaly sad to hear the sudden demise of your beloved wife. May her soul reast in peace. May God provide you & all family memmbers grace needed to overcome the suddden grief. URBAN,JANET-SHIRVA-KUWAIT

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  • albert wesly danthi, pernal

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    May her soul rest in peace & let she get justice For her sad death !!

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  • Uday Shetty, Shirva/Doha

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Deeply saddened to hear the news. Heartfelt Condolences to Benedict & Family.

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  • Louie and Euna Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Jacintha Saldanha's family. May her soul rest in peace and the Almighty grant the family courage and strength to bear her loss.

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  • Mickey Castelino , Pangla/Dubai

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Dear Benna,
    Deeply Saddened to hear the news of your wife's tragic death. Our Heartfelt condolonces to you and your family. May the Lord give you all the courage and strength to bear this great loss. And May her soul rest in peace.

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  • Fr.Gregory D'Souza, moodu-Belle/presently at Roorkee, Dist Haridwar.Uttarakhand

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Sad to hear about the death of Nurse Jacintha Saldana. It was absolutely unnecessary. Probably there was no way of identifying the call and therefore it would not have resulted in disgrace or punishment.May God give her peace and joy in her Kingdom and courage to her family to continue to face life with faith and hope.
    Fr. Gregory D'Souza

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  • Carol U K, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    R I P Jacintha, Heartfelt condolence to your family. Let the Lord take care of you now in his celestial world.

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  • Aadil Khan, Kasaragod, Saudi Arabia

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    My heartfelt condolences to the family.
    Did not understand why Mrs. Saldanah took such a drastic step. She did not violate the medical ethics and codes. The call was transferred realizing it as genuine, but never knew it was a prank one.

    I guess, had she discussed her fear and mental anguish following the incident, and got counselled, probably this tragedy could have been averted. I pity the teens.

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  • Asif, Nadje

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Very sad & tragic event,unbelievable

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  • Ethan Avidhan, Florida/ Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Persons usually do not commit suicide because they were publicly shamed or with such prank calls were everyone know they were the innocent victims , I suspect that her "Near and Dear ones" did not support her but victimized her and probably thought of being the butt of the jokes for the rest of her life must have driven her to take such a drastic step!I know such situations too well!!

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  • Alex, San Diego

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    God made gentle peopl like Jacintha and he made Fools.Some one dosent know the difference.Pranks like these are played by proper ba****rds and supported by their offices.They must be sacked and never forgotten-ever.Jacintha you leave behind a very sorry world.

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  • Arjun, India/Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    I still see this issue is due to lack of support from hospital staff and management. so what is she had given details of royals? Why was she cornered to take this extreme support. if someone from household make mistake you educate them with love..Lydia lobo, you don't know what mass was going through...the worst phase is when your own people keep you away..Who knows if she was verbally abused and laughed at in her hospital, there might be some suicide note in any case..bless her family ..RIP Jess

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  • Jessy, Mulky

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    R.I.P Jacintha should have been known that Queen or any royal family members, wont be calling the switchboard, they will be provided private lines. This prank call was placed from Australia, how come the switchboard didnt show her the caller id? hospitals are bound keep the medical record secreat that too here involved is royal family.

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  • rita/Germany, Omzoor/Germany

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    I was shocked to hear the news of her suecide.as soon as i heard the name thought she must be a mangalorean.My heartfelt sympathy to family members .what a tragody.since we still dont know the real reason cant say anything. but the realitaet looks like there is a strong connection between the incidence. if its true I too would have felt the same.but she left her two children behind and family too. O God what a small joke can sometimes lead viktim to a tragody. the radio moderators should really excuse by the family I find personally.May her soul rest in peace may God forgive her.

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  • Algina Vaz/Nazareth, Pangla

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Dear Saldhana/Barboza Family Memebers.

    I'm sorry to hear the sudden demise of my friend Jacintha.My prayers are with you at this difficult time, my heartfelt condolences are with you.May her soul rest in peace,We miss you Jacintha.

    Algina Vaz/Nazareth
    Pangla/Dartford/Kent

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  • maria pereira, mangalore, valencia/uk

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Breaching confidentiality is a major issue no doubt. However, Jacintha did not seem to have done that as she only transferred a call. Dont understand what led to her death. But it is shocking news to all of us, especially all mangloreans living in uk. We pray for her soul and share in the greif of her family.

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  • Suzan, Canada/Brampton

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    This is very shocking news, May her soul rest in peace... Praying to god to strengthen her family to bear the loss.. Its not about suicide, this may be murdered same like royal fly princess Di's murder...

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  • Ajay, USA/Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    After listening to the call it is difficult to believe this is an suicide. Jacintha, did not divulge any details, all details where divulged by the other nurse who appears to be British from her accent.

    Jacintha just transferred the call to her. Jacintha is a nurse , she is not a trained receptionist. So if someone is to be blamed it is the British nurse.

    I think the hospital tried to frame this on Jacintha to protect the British nurse who is a white.

    The royal family stinks, usual racism from the British, protecting their own at the cost of someone elses life.

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  • Vijay C, Dubai

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    THERE IS MUCH MUCH MORE TO HER DEATH THAN JUST BEING A VICTIM OF A SIMPLE HOAX PRANK. ALSO ON HEARING THE AUDIO, IT SHOWS SHE HAD ONLY PATCHED THE DJS THROUGH TO ANOTHER NURSE WHO HAD RELEASED MORE INFO. ITS WEIRD !!! COULD IT HAVE BEEN SHE WAS UNDER PRESSURE FROM THE AUTHORITIES AND HOSPITAL TO RETIRE OR QUIT OVER THE INCIDENT ??? AND CONSIDERING THE CURRENT ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTIES SHE TOOK THE GRAVE STEP ??? SURELY THERE IS MORE TO ALL THIS …. THIS IS JUST MY SIMPLE THEORY. I DONT THINK ANYONE WOULD WANT TO WASTE A LIFE OVER SOMETHING SOO TRIFLING.

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  • Ajay, USA/Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    I do not believe it is an suicide. Going by some of the deaths that have occurred there secret service might definitely be involved in this.

    This royal family are actually scumbags with their hands deep in the occult.

    It is sad to see a noble soul like Jacintha go. She must have been pressured into this by both the hospital administration. Why would a mother of 2 children end her life on just a prank, it does not make any sense to me.

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  • Merline D'souza, Mangalore/USA

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    I know Jacintha in Fr. Mullers while studying nursing,she was my senior,very good nurse.I was shocked to hear and feel sorry for the family for the tragic loss.May her soul rest in peace and pray god that family will get courage to bear the loss

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  • Jacintha saldanha\Mascarenhas, karkala|Puttur

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Heartfelt codolences to her family.May God give them strength to accept the loss.May her soul rest in peace. Our sincere prayers are always with u.

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  • radhakrishna, manipal

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    May her soul rest in peace.While her death was directly related to the prank call we have to still wonder what actually pushed her off the edge.Could it have been the scoulding from her superiors,administrative talk or was there any racism here.Remember she is working in a royal hospital,immmigrants are not treated the same way as native british citizens.While one death no matter how tragic it is would not stop a sense of humor by 7 billion people in the world it should make us realize what our actions would do to other people including death.In Jacintha's case she must have felt it was more important for her to end life for a light hearted joke than stay with her family.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    She was too humble and honest. Probably could not handle the insult of not being able to identify the hoax caller! End of the day great respect for Queen you see!! This ratio stn should be taken to task!! I am sure...heat is on...Every doctor, nurse and hospital staff of the world are upset and furious!! And I bet...people will not prank on hospitals for another one decade!!!

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    My inner feeling tells .." Jacintha didn't commit suicide" .Very transparent investigation will reveal the truth..

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  • Muzaffar Ali, Manglore/ Riyadh

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Very sad God bless Jascintha's Family..god bless your soul
    Almighty save all of us from this type of Satan acts

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  • Cynthia, Goa/Dubai

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Really saddened to read this news. at the cost of some pranksters.. i think strict action should be taken towards the two callers.. They are to be educated radio jockeys and this is what they do.. Too sad.. what a loss to the family. Sure you are an Angel.

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  • M.Pinto, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Why is the reason for the death not clear. Is it secret or something is hidden. Something mysterious? Will the UK Government investigate and tell us clearly the exact reason of Jacintha's death. Perhaps she would have confided to her husband the matter which could give some clues.

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  • Deep, Mangalore/Canada

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Very sad to know how a innocent person is victimised. Feel sorry for her and the family.
    It is a good lesson for us all when we work in western countries we need certain amount of courage and guts to face any problems. Humble like doves but smart like serpant.

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  • Edward.w.F'des, Sorkala/Saudi,

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benna, we were absolutely shocked to hear the sad news about the sudden death of Jacintha. We do not have words to console you but could only ask God to give you and your family strength to deal with this tragedy. Our all family heart goes to you all. May her soul rest in Peace.

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  • Harry Lobo & fly, Pangla / Doha Qatar

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benna & Fly, Very sad to hear about your wife''s tragic & sudden death. please accept our heartfelt condolences and praying to God to give strength & courage to bear the great loss of your beloved wife jacintha.

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  • Nancy & Sanjay, Shiva-Sorkol/Canada

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benna & all the family members,
    Very Saddned and shocked to hear about Jacintha's death. May her soul rest in peace and the Almighty grant all of you the courage and strength to bear her loss.

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  • GABRIAL DSOUZA, KUNJAGUDDE. SHIRVA\SHARJAH

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    god bless the family aand give them strenth. RIP JACINTHA. WE ARE ALL SADENED BY THIS TRAGIC DEATH.

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  • Anita D'souza/D'silva, Mudarangadi/ Admar/ Birmingham UK

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Heartfelt condolences to Jessie's entire family . May God give them enough strength and grace to get over their loss. May her soul R.I.P. Amen.

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  • Canute D'Souza, Sorkala/Dubai

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benna & Fly, very sad news, realy feeling very hurt, and sad to hear about this tragic accident. May Jacintha's soul rest peace.

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  • Stany Dsouza, Shanthigudde, Shirva

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    May her soul REST IN PEACE!!!

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  • Jimmy Noronha, Bellore, Lucknow

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Playing such pranks and that too where the British Royalty is involved is totally unacceptable. Moreover, look at the havoc the prank led to. A mother dies, two children are made motherless and a lonely father in an alien land has now to fend for himself and all this for a prank by Australian DJs who openly display their pleasure on. They deserve to be punished for this.

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  • CYRIL MASCARENHAS, KIREM/MIRA ROAD

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    JASCINTHA IS INNOCENT.BEFORE THE DECISION SHE SHOULD INFORMED THE MATTER TO THE QUEEN OR SENIORS.AS SHE HAS NOT DONE ANYTHING WRONG.BOTH DJS TO BE PUNISHED SEVERALY.GOD MAY FORGIVE JASCINTHA.

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  • Royston, Managlore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    I am Deeply saddened to hear the news. I don't have words at the moment to say.

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  • Dr Badur Rajeeth shetty, kadri/Doha

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Its sad news that people can play with lives of innocent, hard working ,god fearing lady. As a rule, as hospital staff we cannot divulge information of patients. She was tricked by the pranksters and we have lost such a gem of a lady. I remember her from my muscat days and cannot believe she is no more. Why can't the press and our useless embassy take care of her Citizens who are serving the people with dedication? I am angry and sad how people can stoop to this level. Our condolences to the family and friends of Jacintha. May God take her to his heavenly abode.
    Hope our indian government take action and protect all of our law abiding Citizens.Wake up all indian officials,its a time for a Change.

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  • jenny, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Barboza &Saldanha family
    It is really shocking news...because of someones acting drama put Jacintha in stressful situation...no one knows how stressful nurses Job is ...and idiots those who don't have any responsibilities took our nurse's life...no one knows what pressure she had after the incident..sorry for the kids and family..
    we assure our prayer to get the strength and face the hardest time..may Jacintha's soul Rest in Peace.

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  • Melwyn Pereira, Mangalore/Canada

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Heartfelt condolences to the family on their tragic loss. May God give them enough grace to get over this loss. Our prayers are for Jacintha may her soul R.I.P
    Melwyn/Tracy/Malcolm/Sheldon from Mississauga, Canada

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  • Paul lobo, Shirva /Doha -Qatar

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benedict, Very sad to hear the news. Please acdept our heartfelt condolence. May her soul rest in peace.

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  • Lesly Menezes, Shirva/USA

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benna &family.very sad to hear the news. our prayers to Almighty give courage and strength to face in this difficult moment.

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  • Frank Lobo & Fly, Muscat, Oman

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benna, we were absolutely shocked to hear the sad news about the sudden death of Jacintha. We do not have words to console you but could only ask God to give you and your family strength to deal with this tragedy. Our heart goes to you all. May her soul rest in Peace.

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  • Deb Carney, Bristol, UK

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    So very sorry to hear this news Ben. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  • Stephen and Jacintha Fernandes, Sorkala/Mumbai

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Very sad to hear about this tragic news. Feeling very hurt. May God give the family the grace to cope with this grief and May her soul rest in peace

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  • balanna, Dubai / Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Prank call shows should be totally banned. These people are sadists. They have fun making fun of others. If some one is scared by prank calls these people laugh at them. After all at what cost these people make prank calls. Innocent people have to pay the prices for their mischieves.

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  • Viola Prabhu, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    May your soul rest in peace Ma'am. You helped a million to combat their illness and today you lost your life- a tragic death .There is one hope still left that Justice may be granted .

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  • William, Bantwal

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Very sad & unfortunate death. May her soul rest in peace. People should have courage at all times. Recitation of daily day to day deep prayers are must for all. If you have strong faith in Jesus, you can face any problems. In our busy schedule of work, time for prayer and time for family is must for all. Jesus says "put all your worries and troubles on me, that's why I came to save mankind". But suicide is the game of devil, he never leaves even if you are wealthy or healthy. All should go to the website: divinemercysharjah.org or tabor ashram or Fr.Franklin Dsouza's preachings on youtube.

    May God give enough strength to bear the grief to their family.

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  • srBridget and community, shirva

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benedict and and Children,
    We are shocked to hear about the death of jacintha We send our heart felt condolances to you and pray that the Lord may help you to bear this greatest loss.We have no words but we would llike to tell you that we are with you supporting you through our prayers SrBridget and community Shirva

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  • Roshan Braganza, Mumbai

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    May her soul RIP. I just have one question , why was the need to commit suiccide ?!!. Even if 'prank' involved , could have sorted out , not a big issue.

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  • srBridget, Belthangady

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benedict and and Children,
    I have no words to console you at this crucial moment Iam shocked to hear the news .I wold like to say that iam supporting you all with my prayers .I cannot believe that jessy is no more .Please trust in the Lord and take courage.Assuring you my sincere prayers and hearty condolances.May her soul rest in peace Benna have courage bridget8

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  • RTN MICHAEL MATHIAS SHIRVA ROTARY, PILAR SHIRVA

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    very sad news. may her soul rest in peace.

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  • Mal, Sydney

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    RIP Jascintha. How we take for granted our actions and how this can effect others livelihood. May we all learn to discern the limits of fun and be sensitive our people's privacy. There is some many other things people can spent their time on focusing on to make things better in this world. God bless the family and provide peace & strength during this time.

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  • William & Matilda Lobo, Shirva/uk

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benedict,
    words fall short of expressing our sorrow for your loss.May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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  • stella lobo, dubai

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    I was shocked to hear about her death , studied together@ FMCI, can't imagine she is no more, May soul rest in peace Amen.

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  • Palmira, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Jacintha had been my classmate in Mangalore in school and we contacted on Facebook. Its really sad to hear about this tragic incident. May her soul rest in peace.

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  • FR Richard Coelho , Administrator father Muller Medical College Hospital Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benedict and children and other family members,it is really shocking to hear that jacintha is no more.May her soul rest in peace and that you all may have the strength from the lord to bear this great loss.It should not have happened at all because jacintha is not at fault.May those who are responsible for her death understand the mistake that they have committed and ask pardon from the lord.May her people at Shirvaand valencia get solacde from the lord.

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  • santhosh suvarna, MANGALORE/CAMEROUN CENTRAL AFRICA

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Rest In Peace, Jacintha.

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  • Gerald O F Fernandes, Mangalore/Ireland

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benedict, Junal, Carmine Bai and rest of the family members,
    We know each other more then 15 yrs in Sohar Oman,being a humble person, religious and very active member in church activities at Sohar this type of tragedy we never expected . Please accept our heart felt condolences. We pray the heavenly lord grant you the grace and strength to bear this irreparable loss and console you. May the soul of our beloved Jessy rest in peace.
    Gerald,Rufina,Griffith & Greyon
    Valencia,Mangalore/Ireland.

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  • V.R. D'Souza, Dubai/Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Those prank callers should be hanged in the public.There should be a limit for everything. Idiot RJ's of that Australian FM Radio,shame on you.Play mischief on your family members.A criminal case should be registerd and stringent action should be taken against those criminals.People will never forgive you idiots!

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  • RICHARD ALWYN D'SOUZA & FLY., BAJPE/Shinas,OMAN.

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benna,very sad to hear sudden demise of Jessy.It's a great shocking news.May God give strength and courage to you,children and her family members to bear this great loss.May God grant eternal rest to Jessy's soul.

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  • ceaser, pangla/london

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    really sad news....
    sometime in our life.....comedy ...become...tragedy......R,I,P.jessy...
    ceaser and family ..pangla,,,london

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  • Bulsam, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    What a sad tragedy.
    I extend my sincere condolence to the bereaved family. May her soul Rest In Peace.

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  • Felix & Shanthi Andrade, DOHA QATAR

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    It's a heartbreaking news.We deeply condole untimely death of Jacintha.
    May the good Lord take her into his abode and provide fortitude to the bereaved family to accept the great loss.

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  • Lathesh Salian, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    R.I.P. This is very sad. We can only imagine what she might have gone through after the incident. anybody will be shocked to see the conversation online and to see how people are making fun of your situation. And i belive that even the hospital authorities might have questioned her after the incident(which they deny). and we cannot expect any fair investigation because 'Royal' familiy is involved here. unless the hospital had a way Identifying a caller, they cannot blame the operator to transfer the call. Their accent was obvious in the later part of call. but Jacintha only had a brief conversation (which was not enough to differentiate the accent)

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  • Lancelot N Tauro, Manglore - Doha Qatar

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    undigestible Royal Family Queen Kate Pregnant lady cared nursed by only one on duty staff!!!! Something is wrong in the system.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Bantwal/Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Very unfortunate confluence of circumstances leading to the tragic end of Jacintha! May her soul RIP!

    In hindsight, I think she was in deep fear of action getting initiated against her which she bottled up inside her which ultimately climaxed to sudden suicide!!

    Secondly, when such famous people are getting treated is there no protocol for telecallers/visitors to being given permission access to them? Sufficient checks should have been in place to see that the call is not from a prankster especially since a VVIP is involved? The sequence of events defies my imagination!!

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  • faroo, mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    May almighty give strength to her family. We all should stand by jacinta and ask Indian Gov to take all the steps to insist AUS to ban the radio station and punish the DJ's to the max.

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  • Alfred Nazareth, Pangla/U.K.

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Barboza Family Members,

    Sorry to hear the suddden demise of Jacintha, may her soul rest in peace.

    With prayers,
    Alfred Nazareth&Family
    Compound House/Pangla

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  • ELSIE CHARLOTTE, Mulki/Derebail

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    very very sad ,shocked and unfortunate,May be in this entire scenario she is only blamed, this proves that nurses around the world always cornered ,My heartfelt condolences to entire family friends and relatives of Jess.

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  • Princia Menezes, Australia, Adelaide

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    My heart goes out to the family and friends of our wonderful Jessy. May she rest in peace and we will always remember you in our prayers

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    A noble soul is lost. Just consider, if Jacintha had decided to share with her friends the problem would have been solved. A prank call need not have led her to such hasty and drastic step. may her soul rest in peace.

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  • prakash, mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Prank can happen to any one.it is such trajic incidence that its tough to believe that she would commit suicide, a mother of two,they must probe and get the truth.A joke for someone cost alive and cost the kids their mother. Responsibility has to be fixed so that infuture such a tragedy won't happened again. Condolences to the family and love done we are proud of such a caring person.

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  • Sindhu, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    God Bless the family, may her soul rest in peace.
    But in above matter i am confused, yes she got prank call,she answered that PRANK CALL,she answered back this prank call? but which sentence make her to commit a suicide? Exact what happened?
    What she would lost at the most? job right?.... she is qualified she will get good job any other Hospital.

    Because of one Prank call her family lost her, big loss for her family, not for 2DAY RADIO FM,
    Please don't do like this type of Prank Calls. Don't play with peoples emotions. Please Take proper action.

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  • Agnes Benny Dsa, Pangla/Sharjah

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benna, Deeply saddened to hear the news.May God grant eternal rest to Jascintha's soul and give you strength,courage and patience to bear this great loss.

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Mysterious death leads to many doubt. A mother with 2 kids, one cannot imagine of suicide here. Only God knows, under what circumstances this mysterious death took place.

    Our heartfelt condolenses to the bereaved members of the family. May her soul rest in peace.

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  • Peter Pereira, Pune

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    First of all, is it a suicide ? If yes, is it Prank call which forced her to take this unfortunate decision or any other reasons may the the cause. I am sure, Mangaloreans, specially educated Mangaloreans are not so weak to kill themselves for silly reasons. May Jacintha's soul rest in peace and God give strength to her dear and near ones to bear the irreparable loss.

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  • Ronald Noronha, Mumbai

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Benna & children, Very sad to hear the news of Jessy's Death.Pray that God give courage and strength to face this Difficult moment.May Jecintha's soul rest in peace.
    Roney, Lidwin and Riviera.

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore / Doha

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Tragedy! Inquiry must be set up for this incident. Murder should not be ruled out, as she had disclosed the private details of princess Kate.

    RIP Jacintha. Hope your culprits will be bought to justice. If not in this world, surely in hereafter.

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  • Shivprakash Rai, Moodbidri/Sohar, Oman

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benedict, Very sorry to hear the news. Our heartfelt sympathies. May her soul rest in peace.

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  • henry misquith, bahrain

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    It's suspicious and fishy matter. May her soul rest in peace and our heartfelt condolences to her family.

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  • MELROY MATHIAS, SHIRVA/DUBAI

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    YesterdayI learnt of the unfortunate and untimely death of Jacintha on NDTV. My heart goes out to Benna and his children who suffer the actual loss of their beloved.
    I can recall the last meeting we had a year ago at Benna place in sorkoll. May God bless the family during this time and always

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  • veera pinto, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    May the soul rest in peace. Can someone briefly explain...what is this all about... Honestly, I can't understand. There is a long story but I can't capture what has involved for suicide cause, what is the relation of Australia, Duke etc.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Government of India should demand justice from UK..Serious Investigation is required..We know that "Badavana Sittu Davadege Moola"..Still we nedd justice...

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  • Aravind, Blr

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Very sad news... Every individual reacts very differently to various situations. What drives an individual to helplessness and desperation, no one can guess. So i think it is not prudent to be judgemental in this comments section - instead let's pray to God to give strength to the surviving members of the family to pass through this difficult phase.

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  • THERESA LOBO, Mukamar-Sharjah

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Very Sad to hear such incident. May God give strength and courage to her family memebers to bear this loss. May her soul rest in peace.

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  • Austin Peres, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benedict,
    It was shocking to read the tragic news. I find no words to console you but pray to Almighty God to grant you and your children the strength to bear this great loss and guide you through this difficult time.

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  • Doreen Machado, Mangalore/ Sharjah

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    This is very tragic. Whether she committed suicide or died of depression or any other cause is not clear. Whatever the reason, it is due to the prank call, which was telecasted world over. This is just not right. The pressure must have been too much for this kind hearted lady. The 2 DJs must pay for this. My heart goes out to the family. May her soul rest in peace.

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  • Maxim Mathias, Shirva, Dubai

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    This is a very sad news.Almighty give all the strenghth to her family to take this tragedy.These days media is misusing their freedom in democratic countries. This is too much. Australia government should ban the 2Day FM and should punish the culprits of prank call Mel Greig and Michael Christian.

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  • Mate Tangitu, New Zealand

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Jacintha Saldanha's family - this is just so tragic, and I do believe that those two radio announcers need to be reprimanded highly - Jacintha must have felt totally responsible for what those two DJ's did - she would have felt that she let the Royal Family down - RIP you lovely lady - what a waste of a life and condolences go out to her husband and children xxx

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  • Tony tauro, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benna,
    we are really shocked to hear the sad news.May God almighty give you courage and strength to face this Difficult & troubled moment.may jessys soul rest in peace.


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  • Suji, India

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    I don't understand this suicide. She had two kids, that was her primary responsibility. I totally do not understand what on earth drove her to suicide....May God console the family.

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  • Chris, Kuwait

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Rest In Peace, Jacintha. Sincere condolence to the bereaved family.

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  • Manoj Menezes, Shirva/Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Deeply saddened to hear the news. Heartfelt Condolences to Benedict & Family. Yesterday when I heard the news at NDTV, never imagined that she was Benna's wife, a fellow parishioners whom I know. Really sad. These DJ's have played prank on somones life and ruined thier family. Shame on them. Rest in Peace Jacintha.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    What Jacinta would have lost at the most, had the hospital decided to take action against her call transferring ? Her job right ? She is qualified enough to find another job and has sufficient reason to defend herself because she isn't a receptionist but a nurse by profession. The Hospital or the Royal administration could have sued the crazy DJs and the Radio Station.

    Why did she have to commit suicide ? Now, she lost her family and her growing children lost a mother and her husband is left all alone to raise the children. Nursing is a profession that strengthens and supports patients who general lose hope, she disproves it all.

    May her soul rest in peace.

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Today morning when we saw the news in “Gulf News” we feared for worst sensing her surname locates to our Coastal region only. This has been happened just because of prank call by Australian DJs’ of “2DayFM” radio channel. Though their intention was not to hurt anyone but what a fatal prank call it is. I think sensing trouble for her she might have taken serious fatal steps to end her life. Indian Government should press for legal action against those two DJs’ with Australian Government so that others should learn a lesson from this kind of callous attitude

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  • Norbert Corda, Shirva/ Qatar

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Dear Benna, don't have words. please take courage we are really shocked to hear the sad news.almighty give you strength to overcome.may jessys soul rest in peace.

    Norbert Corda and family
    Shirva/Qatar

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  • Jessy & Elias, Udupi / Jeddah

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Someone's comedy becomes someone else's tragedy. Really heart goes out to Jacintha's husband, children and her whole family. May God grant eternal rest to Jacintha's soul and give strength,courage and patience to her family and loved ones to bear this great loss.

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  • Vivek, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    RIP. There is absolutely no reason to committ suicide since she is a nurse and not a trianed receptionist. This prank could have been done anybodyelse. May be she didn't get the support and comfort that she wanted from others

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  • sharad shetty, udupi

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Very sad & tragic event. May her soul rest in peace.

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  • Bryan, Bahrain

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    The DJ’s prank was foolish and idiotic this is a terrible tragedy with Jacintha death her children will be deeply affected.Our Heartfelt Sympathy Goes Out To Her Beloved Family.

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  • Bryan, Bahrain

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    The DJ’s prank was foolish and idiotic this is a terrible tragedy with Jacintha death her children will be deeply affected.Our Heartfelt Sympathy Goes Out To Her Beloved Family.

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  • Ronny., Udyavara

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Benna & children, Very sad to hear the News of Jecintha's Death.Pray AlMighty God give courage and strength to face this Difficult troubled moment.May Jecintha's soul rest in peace.
    Ronny.

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  • Tauseef, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    really sad....sometimes we never know when we cross our limits and our fun becomes some1 elses problem..kind request to all those who who play such pranks that plz think if the other person can handle it...some people are very sensitive to things..ur comedy may become a lifetime tragedy to some1 elses family...RIP Jaccinta mam..god bless ur soul

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  • Arjun, India

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    God bless the family and give strength to her kids, RIP Jascintha. Perhaps too much stress and targeted comments/possible abuse might have lead to this. why blame the nurse for sharing information, there should be clear protocols to deal with royalty that need to be maintained by hospital.

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  • Paul, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Very sad.May her soul rest in peace & almighty give all the strenghth to her family to take this tragedy.

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