Jayalalithaa died a day before it was officially announced, claims Sasikala's brother Dhivakaran

Jayalalithaa died a day before it was officially announced, claims Sasikala's brother Dhivakaran

Jan. 18, 2018, 8:43 a.m.

Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is back in news. Mystery shrouding her death intensified after Dhivakaran, brother of her close aide Sasikala, revealed that 'Amma' died on December 4 and not on December 5 as was officially announced. The announcement of her death was allegedly delayed by a day, on the insistence of Apollo Hospital, where she was receiving treatment. Apollo hospitals allegedly wanted security for their branches in the state before the death was declared. Reacting to Dhivakaran's statement, Apollo Hospitals said, "It is unfortunate that unnecessary confusion is being created based on certain misinformation about the date and time of the demise of our former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who expired on December 5, 2016."