The grandfather of a 10-year-old girl who was discovered deceased at her residence in Woking has appealed to his son, who is currently on the run, to surrender himself to authorities.
Sara Sharif’s lifeless body was found at a residence on Hammond Road after her father in Pakistan contacted the police on August 10.
Muhammad Sharif, aged 68, spoke to the Sunday Times, imploring his son Urfan Sharif (41), Urfan’s partner Beinash Batool (29), and Urfan’s brother Faisal Malik (28) to turn themselves in to law enforcement. The trio is believed to have traveled to Islamabad on August 9 and are being sought for questioning. Accompanied by five children aged between one and 13, they made the journey.
According to Muhammad Sharif, his son Urfan had briefly visited their family home in Jhelum, Punjab province, earlier in the month before disappearing again. Notably, Urfan did not inform his father about the tragic death of Sara.
“We want them to present themselves,” he told the paper.
“We want them to resolve the matter as the privacy of our house is affected due to frequent police raids.”
Surrey Police is still seeking information to reconstruct Sara’s life before her passing. They broadened the scope of their inquiry when the post-mortem examination disclosed that Sara had sustained numerous and severe injuries, possibly inflicted over a prolonged period. Specialist officers are providing assistance to Sara’s mother, Olga Sharif. Detective Superintendent Mark Chapman, part of the Surrey Police and Sussex Police Major Crime Team, reiterated the call for information last week. “We would like to thank those people who have already come forward and reported information to us.
“However, we know that there will be lots of people in the Wooing community and beyond who will have had contact with Sara who may not already have come forward, and we would encourage them to do so.
“Any information is better than no information – although you might think it’s insignificant, it might be vital to the investigation and in helping us to bring justice for Sara.”
Legal professionals in the United Kingdom have expressed the view that Pakistan’s government is not likely to obstruct an extradition appeal related to Sara’s demise. Although there is no official extradition treaty between the UK and Pakistan, individuals have previously been repatriated from the Asian nation.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn