A man who lost his wife and three children after a fire in Leicester has told community leaders he is eager to lay his family to rest as soon as possible, in accordance with the religious beliefs of Islam.
Police are investigating whether their deaths are linked to the murder of a man who was attacked in a street less than a mile away.
Over the last two days more than 1500 people have taken part in special prayers at the mosque near to the family home of the Taufiq Al-Sattar family.
They have been supporting Muhammad Taufiq Al-Sattar, whose wife Shehnila, her teenage sons Bilal and Jamal and her 19-year-old daughter Zainab died after a fire ripped through their house in the Spinney Hills area of Leicester last Friday.
Five people are being questioned as part of the investigation into the deaths of a mother and her three children at a house fire in Spinney Hills, Leicester.
The children's father says he wants to bury the family as soon as possible, in accordance with the beliefs of the Islamic faith, says Suleman Nagdi, from the Muslim Burial Council.
Police have arrested another person in connection with a house fire that led to the deaths of a mother and her three children.
An 18-year-old man was arrested last night and remains in police custody, Leicestershire Police said.
Three women and two men were arrested on Saturday over the deaths.
Earlier on Sunday, a 19-year-old man was released without charge, however an extension for further detention was granted for the other suspects.
Five people have been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of four family members who died in a suspected arson attack on their home in Leicester, Leicestershire Police said.