Sharafat Khan, 69, is homeless but sleeping just a few feet away from the front door of his lavish Seabrook, Texas, home because the mother of his two children, Shahnaz, 61, changed the locks in the midst of an ongoing domestic dispute.
He has no access to the Muslim couple’s money and has been barred from using the washing facilities, even though he owns half the property. Neighbors fear he could die in front of his own house as he is already very frail and can’t walk very well.
Khan sleeps on the front porch wrapped in a sheet at night, or sometimes goes into the back yard, alongside his swimming pool, for privacy.
Khan’s wife claims she can’t file for divorce because she and her husband practice Islam and strictly follow Sharia law. But Khan has rubbished the allegation, and says the split is all about money.
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