Dec 112012

Union Minister Veerappa Moily on Tuesday slammed the way the case of Indian nurse Jacintha Saldhana’s death was being handled by England and Australia.
Moily has written to External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid saying that no appropriate steps were being taken to make a fair investigation or to bring back Saldhana’s body to her native place.
The Petroleum Minister said that the people of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka were particularly agitated over Saldhana’s death and the way her case was being handled by the two countries involved.
“People from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, where I hail from, are very agitated over the handling of the matter… I am told no appropriate steps are being taken to make a fair investigation or to bring back the body to her native place. This is a matter of grave concern… Please consider intervening in the matter for a fair investigation to ensure speedy repatriation of the body,” Moily is said to have written to Khurshid.
Saldhana’s worked as a nurse in London and she had allegedly committed suicide last week after fell prey to a prank call by two Australian radio presenters who pretended to be the queen and Prince Charles. They elicited sensitive information about Duchess Kate Middleton’s pregnancy.

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