Young UK Mother has two babies, ages one and two years old, one from a previous relationship and one with her fiance, an Indian national.
Mother and kids move to remote area of India with now-husband. They are pursuing an “alternative lifestyle”.
Mother dies suddenly, apparently due to complications related to her asthma and, possibly, poor medical care. Foul play is not suspected.
Husband’s visa has expired. Husband and both children are stranded in India. Grandmother wishes Mother’s body to be returned to UK for burial.
Grandmother, who is legal guardian to elder baby, is advised not to go to India.
Grandmother fears children are not well either.
Husband is now quoted as saying “I want to stay in the UK but I won’t let my kids go on a plane on their own. I won’t let them leave without me.”
Unusual potential three-way international child custody dispute brewing over two babies now in India?
Hopefully not. India is not a party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.