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PENANG - A new dispute over Islamic conversion has erupted in Malaysia, with the family of a Hindu man who committed suicide battling Islamic authorities over the rights to the body.
Religious authorities said Elangesvaran Benedict, who died on Sunday, was a Muslim convert and should be buried according to the rites of the religion.
However, his brother Selvam said the family had no knowledge of the conversion and that Elangesvaran died as a practising Hindu.
His body was being held at a hospital while the dispute is resolved.
Selvam has asked the Penang High Court to resolve the dispute over the conversion, which the authorities said took place in Penang.
"As far as the family is concerned, Elangesvaran has never informed us of any intention to convert.
"We are hoping to get this matter resolved as quickly as possible so that we can bury him according to Hindu rites," he said.