Inquiries have officially started into the suicide case of Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who committed suicide because of a prank call made by two Djs at an Australian radio station. Westminster Coroner’s court was told that the nurse hanged herself with a scarf, and also had marks on her wrist. She reportedly left behind three suicide notes – two found in her room and one among her possessions.
Her hanging body was found by her colleagues and a security guard on Friday 7 December. The contents of the suicide notes have not been made public.
Meanwhile, Australia media watchdog, Australia Communications and Media Authority has launched a full inquiry into the hoax call. We gathered that the inquiry is to know whether the radio station 2DAY FM complied with their broadcasting licence conditions. They will also demand the parent company Southern Cross Austereo to release the names of those who approved the prank call.
The station faces the risk of having their licence revoked if found wanting.