Months after the demise of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, the doubts and rumours surrounding her death refuse to die down. And the facts are not lsowing the false reports, rumours and allegations.

 

The latest in the numerous conspiracy theories is that Jayalalithaa had been shifted to London and was brought back to Chennai after her demise and kept in the Apollo Hospital in Chennai for a few days more. 


A WhatsApp message showing a newspaper clipping of 'Radiant' is going viral now. It alleges that the 'Mannargudi mafia' poisoned Jayalalithaa. Interestingly, the message is circulated at a time when the AIADMK is split between the two rival groups of Sasikala Natarajan and O Paneerselvam. 
 

"On 22nd September Miss Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital. When her condition became critical, in the first week of October 2016, she was shifted to London secretively fooling the people that miss Jayalalithaa is being treated at ICU at Apollo Hospital, Chennai." the 'newspaper clip' read. The message, with no authencity or verification, is proving quite popular. 
 


"On the night of 4 December 2016, Miss Jayalalithaa's body was brought to Apollo Hospital from London. The hospital authorities, along with Mannargudy mafia cooked the story of the massive cardiac arrest and Jayalalithaa was put on ECMO support. Her death was confirmed at 11.30 pm on 5 December," the paper cutting alleges, again with no verification. 

 
But the authenticity of the newspaper clipping remain highly questionable and the allegations are wholly unsubstantiated. The AIADMK denied the allegations and stated that the message was the brainchild of political rivals. There is no such newspaper in London, the party said.

 

It also warned to take legal action against those who spread the rumour as true.