Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea of woman claiming to be Jayalalithaa's daughter

The woman said her foster parents -- the sister and brother-in-law of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister -- had adopted her in 1982.

Published: 27th November 2017 01:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th November 2017 07:43 AM   |  A+A-

The late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa (File Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition from a woman, claiming to be the biological daughter of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, seeking a DNA test to ascertain her parentage.However, a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked her to go to the Karnataka High Court for remedy. The woman named Amrutha was represented by senior advocate Indira Jaising and asked the court to permit the family members of Jayalalithaa to cremate her body as per the rites since she was an Iyengar Brahmin.

Petitioner Amrutha

The petition also sought a direction to exhume Jayalalithaa’s body to conduct the DNA test.
The woman also claimed in her plea that her relationship with Jayalalithaa was kept under wraps to uphold the dignity of the family as they belonged to a very religious, orthodox and cultured Brahmin family.

Amrutha also claimed that she was raised in Bengaluru by Jayalalithaa’s estranged younger sister, Shailaja, and her husband. The petition was also backed by Amrutha’s two aunts, who are cousins of former CM J Jayalalithaa and are co-petitioners.

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