The Tamil Nadu government informed the Madras High Court on Tuesday that former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was never pregnant, while denying a woman’s claim that she was Jayalalithaa’s biological daughter.

Amrutha had approached the High Court after the Supreme Court in November 2017 refused to entertain her petition seeking to exhume Jayalalithaa’s body for a DNA test to prove her claim. The Supreme Court suggested that she approach the High Court concerned for any relief. Jayalalithaa died in Chennai on December 5, 2016.

Tamil Nadu Advocate General Vijay Narayan told the Madras High Court that the petitioner’s intention was to take over Jayalalithaa’s properties, reported Hindustan Times. He also asked the petitioner why she had never taken a picture with Jayalalithaa.

Narayan also submitted a video clip of Jayalalithaa attending a film awards ceremony in Chennai on July 6, 1980, when she was an actor in the Tamil film industry. “This was filmed just a month before the birth of Amrutha and the court can see that there are no signs of pregnancy,” Narayan said.

Senior counsel V Prakash, who was representing the petitioner, said that Amrutha was willing to undergo any test to prove she was Jayalalithaa’s biological daughter. He then urged the court to direct Jayalalithaa’s niece J Deepa to cooperate for a DNA test to prove Amrutha’s claim, reported The Hindu.

Justice S Vaidyanathan posted the matter for further hearing to Tuesday.