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Jaya’s legs were not amputated: Doc

Jaya’s legs were not amputated: Doc

Chennai; No amputation was carried out on Jayalalithaa’s legs during her 75 days in hospital that culminated in her demise on December 5, a doctor who attended on her today said.

“No amputation was done and no transplantation (of any sort) was done,” Dr P Balaji of Madras Medical College replied when asked on claims that Jayalalithaa’s legs were removed.

He said the late chief minister had her legs intact till the end.

It may be recalled that senior counsel K M Vijayan, who appeared for AIADMK worker Joseph last month, had told the Madras High Court that people were worried about the secrecy surrounding Jayalalithaa’s death and wanted to know whether her leg was ‘amputated’ during treatment prior to her passing away.

The court was hearing a PIL seeking a judicial inquiry into the circumstances leading to her death.