Jacintha Saldanha committed suicide by hanging herself and left behind a suicide note for her family, Sky News reported on Wednesday, as Prime Minister David Cameron supported calls for a full inquiry by King Edward VII hospital.
The result of the post-mortem will be released on Thursday when an inquest opens at Westminster Coroner’s Court here. Details of the suicide note are also expected to be revealed.
Police had said Saldanha was found unconscious in her flat, but Sky News said she was “found hanged”.
“If it adds anything to this very tragic story, it indicates a very determined bid to kill herself, rather than what some people describe as a cry for help,” said Sky’s normally well-informed police correspondent, Martin Brunt.
Mr. Cameron, speaking in the Commons, called Saldanha’s death a “complete tragedy” and urged the media to respect her family’s privacy and allow them time and space to grieve.
Earlier, giving evidence to a parliamentary committee, he backed calls for an inquiry.
“When any of these things happen, having the full facts of the case doesn’t bring anybody back, but it does help people come to terms with what has happened,” he said after Labour MP Keith Vaz said the family was not given any information and wanted to “know everything…all the facts, fully and clearly.”