Woman can be buried with husband: Bangladesh
DHAKA Bangladeshs 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 familys 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 girls 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