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Supreme Court to hear plea by Jayalalithaa’s ‘kin’ today to exhume ex-cm’s body

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Published Nov 27, 2017, 2:16 am IST
Updated Nov 27, 2017, 2:16 am IST
She was also not allowed to come to the burial ceremony.
Supporters of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa pay tribute to her in Chennai. Jayalalithaa died in December last year. (Photo: AFP | File)
 Supporters of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa pay tribute to her in Chennai. Jayalalithaa died in December last year. (Photo: AFP | File)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a writ petition from a woman Amrutha alias Manjula, claiming to be the biological daughter of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, seeking DNA test to substantiate her claim.

People of Tamil Nadu and across the country believe that Ms Jayalalithaa was a spinster and the present petition which also seeks a direction for exhuming the body, buried on the shores of Marina beach in December 2016 to be cremated as per Hindu tradition is bound to create ripples the state.  

 

The Bangalore based woman along with two other elder cousins L.S. Lalitha and Ranjani Ravindranatha have sought the Supreme Court intervention as her efforts to meet Ms Jayalalithaa during her life time was in vain as Sasikala family prevented such a meeting. She was also not allowed to come to the burial ceremony. 

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