Chennai Police on Friday filed a first information report (FIR) against a woman for spreading rumours about the health of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party supremo Jayalalithaa.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration.
The 68-year-old's health became a matter of concern to her supporters and the public after rumours started doing the rounds on social media that she was put on a ventilator as her health deteriorated. This came despite Apollo Hospitals, where the CM has been admitted to, updated about improvement of her health.
Now, AIADMK's Twitter handle has tweeted that the IT wing of Chennai Police has filed an FIR against a woman in connection with the rumours surrounding Jayalalithaa's health.
Based on the complaint from AIADMK IT Wing Chennai Police files an FIR against a lady for spreading rumours about TN CM Amma's health.— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) September 30, 2016
On Friday, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president and Jayalalithaa's arch rival in politics, Karunanidhi, also asked the Tamil Nadu government to put an end to all the rumours around her health on social media through an official statement along with her photographs. He also lamented why a committee of doctors wasn't formed to monitor her health even after a week of illness.
AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathi had earlier said that Jayalalithaa was recovering well and could be discharged from the hospital soon. Apollo Hospitals also said in a statement that she was responding well to the treatment, but was advised to stay in the hospital for a few days for recuperation.