Two months after Jayalalithaa's demise, O Panneerselvam recommends inquiry into her death

Lack of updates about Jayalalithaa's health during her treatment has raised a lot of eyebrows. Panneerselvam has recommended an inquiry into her death.

Caretaker Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O Panneerselvam on February 8 announced that he has recommended an inquiry into Former TN CM, Jayalalithaa’s death. While addressing the media, Panneerselvam affirmed that the acting judge will probe into Jayalalithaa’s death. He also asserted that it was the duty of the state government to find out the truth about the demise of Amma.

Joining a number of people who claimed that they were not allowed to meet Jayalalithaa, O Panneerselvam revealed that he was not allowed to meet Amma despite visiting Jayalalithaa regularly at the hospital. Speaking about the mystery surrounding Jayalalithaa’s death, Panneerslevam had said that he could not speculate about Amma’s death and it was only the medical experts who could comment on that.

He further affirmed that it was their duty to find answers about Jayalalithaa’s death adding that her demise was a shock since people with her had assured that she was recovering. Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar has made similar claims and have come out to say that she was not allowed to meet her aunt when she was undergoing treatment at the Apollo hospital in Chennai.

Months after Jayalalithaa passed away, London-based Doctor Richard Beale has addressed media saying “complication not conspiracy has killed Amma. Her health declined unexpectedly.” J. Jayalalithaa passed away at the age of 68 late on 5 December 2016, Chennai, after failing to recover from a cardiac arrest she suffered. There were several suspicions over the death of one of the most loved leaders of the state. Her silent treatment and lack of updates about her health had already raised a lot of eyebrows. This mysterious question had given some substance to those allegations and doubts.