Jacintha Saldanha committed suicide following a prank call she received from 2Day FM DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian. According to Australian Associated Press, Saldanha had written a note to her husband before she committed suicide. The note has not been made public although it could provide more details on her mental state.
In response to Saldanha's suicide, Greig and Christian have been fired and 2Day FM will be donating $526,000 to Saldanha's family. In a statement issued by Southern Cross Austero, owner of 2Day FM, profits from advertising will be collected and placed in a memorial fund for Saldanha's family.
King Edward VII Hospital, where Saldanha worked, has also established a memorial fund in her name, reports the Daily Mail.
Southern Cross Austero's CEO, Rhys Holleran said, “We are very sorry for what has happened. It is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts continue to be with the family. We hope that by contributing to a memorial fund we can help to provide the Saldanha family with the support they need at this very difficult time. The company today reiterates that it is deeply saddened by this tragic and unforseen event and offers its condolences to the family of Jacintha Saldanha.”
Scotland Yard is beginning a post-mortem examination of Saldanha Tuesday, reports AAP. The Daily Mail reports that Greig and Christian will be interviewed as part of the inquiry.
Austalian MP Keith Vaz wants more done on behalf of Saldanha, and the inquiry could help Saldanha's husband and two children mourn their mother. Vaz said, “They want the facts to be established so that they can effectively grieve. What is needed, clearly, is an inquiry by the hospital into how this tragic case happened.”