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Body of royal hoax nurse to reach Indian city on Sunday: Police

Published on Dec 16, 2012 6:05 AM
Relatives of late nurse Jacintha Saldanha, husband, Benedict Barboza (L) and daughter Lisha Saldanha arrive at Westminster Cathedral in central London ahead of a service of Thanksgiving for the life of Jacintha Saldanha on Dec 15, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

BANGALORE, India (AFP) - The body of an Indian-born nurse who apparently hanged herself after being duped by a royal hoax call to a London hospital was due to arrive on Sunday in the Indian city of Mangalore, police said.

Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found dead days after answering the prank telephone call from two Australian radio DJs posing as British royals to the hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine for morning sickness.

Mangalore, some 357km from the high-tech southern city of Bangalore, is where the mother of Saldanha lives along with another daughter and a son.

Saldanha's body will arrive a day after the children of the nurse told a mass in her memory at London's Westminster Cathedral, the main Catholic church in England, that her death had created "an unfillable void".

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