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SC refuses to entertain woman's plea claiming to be Jayalalithaa's daughter

A 37-year-old woman from Bengaluru had petitioned the Supreme Court claiming herself to be the daughter of Jayalalithaa.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: November 27, 2017 13:12 IST ]
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SC refuses to entertain woman's plea claiming to be Jayalalithaa's daughter

The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a petition of a woman who claimed to be the daughter of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

A bench of Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta also refused to allow the plea of the woman to conduct DNA test for the purpose of proving her parentage.

Senior Advocate Indira Jaising, who appeared for the woman, had also sought cremation of Jayalalithaa as per Hindu rites since she was an Iyengar Brahmin.

The court, however, said the petitioner is at liberty to approach the high court.

A 37-year-old woman from Bengaluru had petitioned the Supreme Court claiming herself to be the daughter of Jayalalithaa.

In her petition, Amrutha said that she was adopted and raised by Jayalalithaa’s sister and her now deceased husband. The lady alleged that she learnt the 'truth' about her birth after the leader’s death on December 5 last year.

Jayalalithaa, 68, died at a Chennai hospital last year after a prolonged illness.

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