Tamil Nadu News

Doctor who claimed Jaya was dead on arrival arrested

S Ramaseetha, a resident of Perambur, spoke in a public meeting organised at RK Nagar a few weeks earlier by people claiming to be supporters of Jaya’s niece, Deepa Jayakumar.

Published: 26th February 2017 03:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2017 03:31 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: A 48-year-old woman, who claimed to be a doctor at Apollo Hospitals and spoke in a public meeting that the former chief minister J Jayalalithaa was dead when she was admitted to the hospital on September 22, has been arrested on charges of spreading rumours.


S Ramaseetha, a resident of Perambur, spoke in a public meeting organised at RK Nagar a few weeks earlier by people claiming to be supporters of Jaya’s niece, Deepa Jayakumar. The speech was reported in some newspapers and the video went viral in social media.

S Ramaseetha


The Apollo Hospitals management recently filed a police complaint against Ramaseetha after finding out that the hospital had no such staff on its roles. 


Police sources said Ramaseetha was a nutritionist, but it was not clear in which hospital she worked. “We filed the complaint about two weeks ago,” said a spokesperson of Apollo Hospitals.


The Central Crime Branch of the Chennai city police arrested her on Saturday. “She claims that she made such statements to get attention,” said a police officer.


The former chief minister J Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on September 22 and was declared dead on December 5 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

Latest