Court rules couple can be buried together
Bangladesh’s highest court has ruled a woman who took her life four years ago is a Muslim and can be buried alongside her husband, ending a legal battle over interfaith marriage.
The court ruled last week that Hosne Ara Lazu embraced Islam after marrying Humayun Farid Lazu in 2013, despite her family’s insistence that she returned to Hinduism before her death. The families opposed the union between a Muslim and a Hindu.
Humayun, 21, killed himself in 2014 amid the turmoil. But when his 18-yearold wife ingested poison less than two months later, the case made national headlines as the families went to court over how she would be buried.