Jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader VK Sasikala on Wednesday recounted the September 22, 2016, incident before the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa was rushed to the hospital.
Sasikala narrated the incident at Jayalalithaa's residence, stating that then chief minister of Tamil Nadu did not want to go to the hospital.
Sasikala, in an affidavit filed before Justice A. Arumughaswamy Commission, who is currently investigating the death of Jayalalithaa, said, "Jayalalithaa was unwell and called for help when she was in the bathroom on the first floor of her Poes Garden residence."
"She called to me for help. I suggested going to the hospital, but she refused. She passed out and I called the doctor for an ambulance," Sasikala added.
Two ambulances from Apollo hospital were called and Jayalalithaa was carried from her bedroom in an unconscious state on a stretcher.
Sasikala also claimed that Jayalalithaa regained consciousness in the ambulance, where she was informed that they were en route to the hospital.
Dr KS Sivakumar, a relative of Sasikala, had examined Jayalalithaa twice on the same day and advised her to go to the hospital, but the latter refused.
Sasikala claimed that Jayalalithaa's health issues were mainly due to the stress caused by her conviction in the disproportionate assets case in September 2014.
Sasikala gave the Commis...