Madras HC judge raises doubts over Amma’s death


The Madras High Court today expressed its doubts over the December 5 demise of J Jayalalithaa, saying the death was sudden and there was no medical report submitted of her long illness. As we know that, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who was declared to have died on December 5+ after 75 days of hospitalization. Why can’t we order exhumation of the body of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, asked Madras high court on Thursday and issued a notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, state and central governments and others.


Justice Vaidyalingam of the Madras High Court expressed doubts over her demise. Media has raised a lot of doubts, personally I also have doubts in Jayalalithaa’s death, said Justice Vaidyalingam. He was hearing a petition demanding an inquiry into the former chief minister’s death. When she was admitted in hospital, it was said that she was on proper diet. At least after her death now, truth should be revealed, he said. We also saw in newspapers that the chief minister was recovering, and that she was eating, signing papers and even conducting meetings. And then suddenly she was dead.

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Jayalalithaa died on December 5 at the age of 68 following cardiac arrest. She was admitted to Apollo Hospital on September 22, here after she complained of fever and dehydration.

AIADMK today appointed Jayalalithaa’s close aide V K Sasikala as the party general secretary. In a unanimous resolution adopted at the party’s general council meeting, AIADMK members handed over control of the party to Sasikala. As per the party constitution, she still needs to be formally elected to the post. Other resolutions moved at the meeting include one on observing Jayalalithaa’s birthday as “National Farmers Day”. The party also demanded that Jayalithaa must be conferred with Magsaysay award and the Nobel prize for World Peace.