The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Friday dismissed as baseless the claim by Bengaluru-based Amuratha that she was the biological daughter of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha.
As recently as in November last year, the Supreme Court also rejected her plea for a DNA test to ascertain her claim and directed to go to Madras High Court.
The Madurai bench held that Jayalalitha and her late brother Jayakumar were the legitimate children of Sandhya and Amrutha had filed this petition for cheap publicity. And it “reads like a Tamil film script”.
Amrutha claimed that she was brought up in Bangalore by Jayalalitha's elder sister Shylaja and her husband Sarathy, and she had assumed they were her real parents, Sylaja died in 2015. She came to know from a confession by Sarathy just before his death in March 2017, that is after Jayalalitha passed away in December 2016 ..
Justice S Vaidyanathan not only dismissed her petition, but also her request that Jayalalitha’s body should be exhumed and cremated as per the Brahmin Iyengar customs. He said Jayalalitha’s brother’s children Deepa and Deepak had objected to her being buried
The judge said she had not produced a single photo showing her with Jayalalitha. Nor Amrutha had met Jayalalitha even once during her three terms as Chief Minister.
The judge also asked why Amrutha did not make this claim when Jayalalitha was alive.