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Madras High Court orders notice to Tamil Nadu government on plea for Jayalalithaa’s cremation

IANS | Chennai |

The Madras High Court on Friday ordered notice to the Tamil Nadu government and the Corporation of Chennai while admitting the plea filed by a woman claiming to be the daughter of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

S. Amrutha approached the court with a plea to exhume Jayalalithaa’s body for cremation and performing the rituals as per her Vaishnava Iyengar Brahmin community tradition.

The court also impleaded J. Deepak and his sister J. Deepa – the two children of Jayalalithaa’s brother – as respondents in the case.

The court asked whether Apollo Hospital has the blood samples of Jayalalithaa where she was admitted and died last year.