By now everyone has heard about the tragic series of events that ended with the death of a British nurse, Jacintha Saldanha.
Just to recap, Australian DJs Christian Michael and Mel Greig called the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge staying pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. The call was received Saldanha who transferred to Kate's ward where some personal information was provided. After the prank was posted on the radio station's website, Saladanha allegedly committed suicide.
The media and the public have had a field day since the death was reported. The DJs have been suspened and they have been bombarded with abuse on Twitter following news of her suspected suicide. They later removed their accounts. The radio station has also lost a lot of advertisers in the last couple of days.
But did the prank really cause the nurse to commit suicide? She didn't even provide any information to the callers but merely transferred to call. The hospital claims that no one had confronted her or blamed her for the security breach. Does a normal person end their life after playing such a minor role in a prank? I don't see it.
Over time much more will come to light regarding this tragic event. Michael and Greig are guilty of a tasteless and foolish prank but it's an over reaction to accuse them of murder. The media and public's initial reaction is totally overblown.