Seeking truth behind the ‘suspicious’ death of Jayalalithaa, her friend K. S. Gita has filed a private complaint in a court of chief metropolitan magistrate at Egmore on December 19 to prosecute V. K. Sasikala, her relatives and top officials.
“I strongly believe and also have enough suspicion that they must be behind my beloved friend’s death,” said Gita as quoted in a Deccan Chronicle report. “They are solely responsible and answerable for the death of Jayalalithaa.”
The petitioner Gita has claimed to be a family friend of late chief minister of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa. The CMM J Chandran who heard the petition adjourned the case to December 26.
According to reports, Gita suspects a conspiracy played that resulted in the demise of Jayalalithaa. She suspects the late chief minister of Tamil Nadu was not properly treated at the Apollo Hospitals and that none of her medical reports of her health condition was made public while she was kept in the hospital for 75 days. Many individuals were not allowed to visit her in the hospital including her niece Deepa Jayakumar.
Gita also suspects that Sasikala, her husband M Natarajan, J Illavarasi, chairman of Apollo Hospital Dr. Prathap C. Reddy were seeking to seize Jayalalithaa’s property as well as power and position. The plea includes 20 individuals as respondents including TN chief minister O. Panneerselvam.
Also, the plea requested to secure CCTV footage of Poes Garden where late CM resided and Apollo Hospitals.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on September 22 after she was being diagnosed with dehydration and fever. On December 4, a cardiac arrest caused severe damage to Jayalalithaa’s health as she was moved back to the critical care unit. The next day at 11:30pm she was declared dead by the hospital.