Harun Kaji
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Coroner's court delays: 'It took five days to bury my father'

Most inquests in England and Wales will be completed within six months under a new code of standards for coroners which has come into effect.

The legal framework launched by the Ministry of Justice follows complaints that bereaved families in some areas have had to wait years for a hearing.

When Harun Kaji's father died, in spite of the Muslim obligation to bury the dead as soon as possible, he says delays at the coroner's court meant a wait of nearly a week before post mortem examinations were completed.

  • 25 Jul 2013
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