Controversy over last rites: Man cremated, wife to get property

Excelsior Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, June 24: The controversy over last rites of a man, who had converted to other religion for marriage, was settled down after wife of the deceased allowed cremation of the body as per Hindu rituals.
After a mutual agreement between wife and parental family of the deceased was reached out before the local court, this morning, the former was given all rights on property of her husband while the latter was allowed to cremate the body.
According to Police, there was no intervention of the court to settle the dispute and the agreement was reached out after mutual understanding of members of both the communities. As per the agreement, the last rites of the man, identified as Subhash Chander alias Mohammad Shakeel, resident of village Kawa, Udhampur, will be performed as per Hindu rituals while the property of the deceased and the job will be given to his wife as she was the legal heir.
After the agreement, last rites of the deceased were performed peacefully as per Hindu rituals in his native village without any tension.
As already reported, a brief tension broke out on Sunday evening in Udhampur over performing last rites of this man who had converted and married to a non-Hindu woman, around a decade ago. He was not well and died after an illness. He had also made a will in the name of his wife and mentioned about the performing of his `cremation’ as per the wish of his wife.