Wives fight to bury husband killed in car accident

December 17th, 2008 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS  

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 17 (DPA) A Malaysian mortuary refused to release the body of a 38-year-old Indonesian man because of a spat between his wives over his burial, a news report said Wednesday.Muslam Sukarno, a resident of the northern state of Pahang, died after his car plunged into a ravine Tuesday morning, the News Straits Times reported.

His current Indonesian wife and former Malaysian wife got into a fight at the mortuary over who was entitled to bury him. To defuse tensions, the hospital authorities refused to release the body after they completed the post-mortem.

District police chief Yahya Otman said the body would not be released until the women reached a solution.

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