Sara Sharif: Grandfather of ‘murdered’ girl calls for his son to turn himself in as police track phone

The grandfather of a 10-year-old girl who’s believed to have been murdered has urged his son to cooperate with the police, as a world manhunt continues in Pakistan.

Urfan Sharif, 41, his spouse Beinash Batool, 29, and his brother Faisal Malik, 28, left the UK for Islamabad the day earlier than Sara Sharif’s physique was discovered on the household dwelling in Woking on 10 August.

A autopsy examination discovered that Sara had suffered “a number of and in depth accidents” which have been seemingly to have been brought on over a “sustained and prolonged interval of time”.

Sara Sharif was discovered with ‘in depth accidents’ at her dwelling in Woking

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Surrey Police have been working alongside Pakistani authorities, who’ve revealed they’re anticipating to track down and arrest Sara’s father at this time after a collection of raids on his household’s dwelling.

Talking to The Sunday Occasions, Sharif’s father, Muhammad Sharif, 68, urged his son to come ahead. “We would like them to current themselves,” he mentioned. “We would like to resolve the matter as the privateness of our home is affected due to frequent police raids.”

He additionally revealed that his son had not knowledgeable him of Sara’s loss of life when he briefly visited their dwelling in the Punjab province after arriving in Islamabad.

Pakistani police are at the moment monitoring a cell phone SIM card belonging to Sharif and are believed to be closing in on the group across the household’s hometown of Jhelum.

Nasir Bajwa, police chief main the case, mentioned on Saturday: “With God’s will we are going to make the arrest by tomorrow evening.”

The Rawalpindi area police chief, Syed Khurram Ali, added that the power was making an attempt its “degree finest” and was “shut to finding” the trio.

Sara’s father Urfan SHarif (left) and his companion Beinash Batool


Thus far, the police power has interrogated the daddy, brother and uncle of Sharif, as to their whereabouts.

Earlier this week, Sharif’s brother, Imran Sharif, claimed that Sara had died after falling down the steps in an accident.

He reportedly advised police officers: “Beinash was dwelling with the kids. Sara fell down the steps and broke her neck. Beinash panicked and phoned Urfan.”

Surrey Police made the ugly discovery on the household’s council home on Hammond Street through the early hours of the morning, after receiving a phone name from Sharif in Pakistan.

Individuals lay flowers for Sara outdoors her dwelling (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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It later emerged that Sara’s father, stepmother and uncle had purchased one-way tickets to Pakistan alongside 5 different kids, aged between a yr and 13.

A neighbour, recognized solely as Jessica by the BBC, mentioned her daughter had advised her that Sara had gone to faculty with accidents, however had claimed she had fallen off a motorbike.

“Simply earlier than the Easter holidays she was in faculty and had cuts and bruises on her face and her neck,” she mentioned.

“My daughter had requested what had occurred and she or he mentioned she’d fallen off a motorbike after which variety of walked away. The following day the instructor introduced she had left faculty and she or he was being home-schooled.”

Jacquie Chambers, headteacher of St Mary’s C of E major faculty in Byfleet – the place Sara had been a 12 months 5 pupil, mentioned she can be “dearly missed” by pupils and lecturers.

Surrey County Council confirmed that Sara had been identified to the authorities and {that a} “thorough evaluate course of” was underway.

Surrey County Council confirmed that Sara was identified to authorities (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Of their newest attraction for info, Detective Superintendent Mark Chapman, from the Surrey Police and Sussex Police Main Crime Staff, mentioned: “It’s now two weeks since Sara’s physique was discovered and the impression of her tragic loss of life continues to be felt deeply by the native and wider neighborhood, together with our officers and employees.

“We wish to thank these individuals who have already come ahead and reported info to us.

“Nevertheless, we all know that there shall be heaps of folks in the Woking neighborhood and past who can have had contact with Sara who could not have already got come ahead, and we might encourage them to achieve this.

“Any info is healthier than no info – though you may assume it’s insignificant, it is likely to be important to the investigation and in serving to us to convey justice for Sara.”

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