The controversy delayed the burial which under Islamic custom is meant to take place within 24 hours of death.
And, you know, he met an ignominious end yesterday.
Gaddafi could be seen struggling against them, stumbling and shouting as the fighters pushed him on to the bonnet of a truck.
Fighters propped him on the hood as they drove for several moments, apparently to parade him around in victory.
Syrian TV quoted her as calling on the UN to investigate and saying she was proud of the courage shown by her husband and children.
The shooting has raised unwanted questions about the ability of the new leadership to control the men with guns, as well as causing discomfort for Western allies about respect for justice and human rights among those who claimed to be fighting for just those ideals.
They will gradually be reduced in coming days if there are no further outbreaks of fighting with forces loyal to the ousted dictator.