Funeral held for nurse found dead after hoax call
Benedict Barboza, centre, holds his son Junal, on his right, and daughter Lisha, during the burial of his wife Jacintha Saldanha in her hometown of Shirva, India on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Published Monday, December 17, 2012 6:57AM EST
Last Updated Monday, December 17, 2012 8:25AM EST
SHIRVA, India -- Family and friends of the nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge have gathered in a church in south India for her funeral.
Jacintha Saldanha's body was kept at her husband's home in the town of Shirva for a few hours Monday before being taken to the church for a prayer service and burial.
Saldanha's husband and two children had accompanied the body from London where her death is being investigated as an apparent suicide.
Saldanha answered the phone at a London hospital when the DJs called seeking information about the duchess. Saldanha was tricked into transferring the call to another nurse, who revealed private details about the duchess' condition.