Paneerselvam leads hunger strike demanding probe into J Jayalalithaa’s death

Tamil Nadu’s former Chief Minister O. Paneerselvam and his followers began their one day fast on Wednesday demanding a judicial inquiry into the death of former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

The hunger protest is being held at 30 different locations covering all the district headquarters in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. The protest began at 9 a.m. and would conclude at 5 p.m.

AIADMK Members of Parliament and legislators belonging to Paneerselvam group are also participating in the protest.

Jayalalithaa died on December 5 last year after being in the Apollo Hospitals here for around 75 days.

Members of Paneerselvam group have raised doubts about the circumstances surrounding Jayalalithaa’s death.

As a caretaker, Paneerselvam had announced judicial inquiry into the death of Jayalalithaa.

The Tamil Nadu government on March 6 made public the discharge summary of Jayalalithaa and said that she got the best medical treatment.