Woman can be buried with hus­band: Bangladesh

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DHAKA — Bangladesh’s high­est court has ruled that a woman who took her life four years ago is a Mus­lim and can be buried along­side her hus­band, end­ing a high-pro­file le­gal bat­tle over in­ter­faith mar­riage.

The court ruled last week that Hosne Ara Lazu did con­vert to 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 and pres­sured them to call off the match. The girl’s fa­ther went so far as to file al­le­ga­tions with po­lice of kid­nap­ping against the young man.

Lazu, 21, killed him­self in 2014 amid the tur­moil.

But when his 18-year-old wife swal­lowed poi­son less than two months later, the case made na­tional head­lines as the fam­i­lies went to court over how she would be buried. — Agen­cies

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