The nurse found hanging in her room three days after she was duped by a hoax call from Australian radio hosts about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge reportedly criticized the staff of the hospital in one of the three suicide notes she left.
Nurse Jacintha Saldanha called out her colleagues at London's King Edward VII hospital over her treatment following the highly-publicized phone call, reports the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper, citing two separate but unnamed sources. The paper also reports that the nurse's husband, Ben Barboza, wants to investigate what went on in the days following the incident.
Though King Edward VII Hospital did not address these reports directly, spokeswoman Katy Lithgow issued the following statement: "We again would like to reiterate that the hospital offered the nurses its total support following this incident and made it clear that we considered them victims of a cruel journalistic trick. There were no disciplinary issues in the matter."
In a second note,the mother-of-two wrote about the difficulty of dealing with the prank call, and the third letter centered on her funeral requests, according to the newspaper.
Saldanha was discovered hanging by a scarf from a wardrobe in her nurses' quarters Dec. 7 by a colleague and a member of security staff at London's King Edward VII Hospital, coroner's officer Lynda Martindill said Thursday.
Martindill said an attempt to revive Saldanha failed.
Police detective chief inspector James Harman said Saldanha, 46, also had injuries to her wrists.
He told the inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court that two notes were found at the scene and another was found among Saldanha's belongings. He said there were no suspicious circumstances, meaning nobody else was involved in Saldanha's death.
Harman said police were examining the notes, interviewing the nurse's friends, family and colleagues and looking at emails and phone calls to establish what led to her death.
An unnamed close family source told the Daily Mail, a tabloid, "One of the letters, which is the longest, deals with the hospital and is critical in its tone. Needless to say, Ben wants a full inquiry into what happened and he wants to make sure the truth comes out. Within the letter, Jacintha calls into question some of the treatment she received at the hospital."
Harman said detectives would be contacting police in the Australian state of New South Wales to collect "relevant evidence."
Saldanha answered the phone last week when two Australian disc jockeys called seeking information about the former Kate Middleton, who was being treated for severe morning sickness. The DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, and Saldanha was tricked into transferring the call to another nurse, who revealed private details about the duchess' condition.
The DJs, 2DayFM's Mel Greig and Michael Christian, apologized for the prank in emotional interviews on Australian television, saying they never expected their call would be put through. The show was taken off the air and the DJs have been suspended.
Student nurses in Bangalore, India, held a candlelit vigil on Thursday in Saldanha's honor.
New South Wales state police said Friday that they were investigating a letter sent to the station that made several threats against the DJs. Police declined to release details of the letter.
"The safety of our employees is an absolute priority," 2DayFM's parent company Southern Cross Austereo said in a statement. "We have sensible measures in place, as we always do, to ensure our people are safe. This is now a matter for the police, and we trust they will investigate any specific threats that emerge."
According to reports, the DJs have not only been moved to safehouses, but 2Day FM have has also recruited 24-hour bodyguards to protect them, reports Sky News.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority is investigating whether radio station 2DayFM breached its broadcasting license conditions and the industry code of practice.
In London, coroner Fiona Wilcox opened and adjourned Saldanha's inquest until March 26.
Wilcox expressed "my sympathies to her family and everybody who has been touched by this tragic death."
In Britain, inquests are held to determine the facts whenever someone dies unexpectedly, violently or in disputed circumstances. Inquests do not determine criminal liability or apportion blame.
The local authority, Westminster Council, said Saldanha's body was released to her family after Thursday's hearing.
Saldanha, who was born in India, lived in Bristol in southwestern England with her husband and two teenage children. Her husband has said she will be laid to rest in Shirva, India.
The family was not in court. Lawmaker Keith Vaz, who has spoken on their behalf, said the nurse's loved ones "need time to grieve."
Vaz said a memorial Mass would be held Saturday at London's Roman Catholic Westminster Cathedral.