Bangalore-British authorities will conduct a post-mortem and an inquest into the mysterious death of Indian nurse Jacintha Saldhanha in London, but her family in Karnataka suspects foul play and wants an independent inquiry into the tragic episode.

“Jacintha’s grieving family is anxiously waiting for the postmortem report and the outcome of the inquest by the Scotland Yard, because they suspect foul play in her tragic death as she was a strong woman and would not have resorted to such an act (suicide),” her family’s close friend Ivan D’Souza told IANS Tuesday from Mangalore, about 350 km from Bangalore.

In the absence of details or more information on the incident from Jacintha’s husband Benedict Barboza from London, members of both the families have been avoiding media as they are in a state of mourning.—IANS