Chennai, September 26: Former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s death mystery prevails, as Tamil Nadu government has set up an inquiry commission headed by retired Madras high court judge justice A. Arumughaswamy to probe the death of former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to hospital on the night of 22 September with complaints of “fever and dehydration”. She died on 5 December after suffering a cardiac arrest.“To conduct inquiry and submit a report on the death of former chief minister Jayalalithaa, an inquiry commission headed by retired high court judge, justice Arumugasamy, has been constituted,” a release said.
Just before the merger of the two rival factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the Edappadi K. Palaniswami-led government said that it would set up such an inquiry panel. An inquiry into Jayalalithaa’s December 2016 death in hospital was one of the main conditions for merger laid down by the leader of the other AIADMK faction, O. Panneerselvam.