The reason of schoolgirl Sara Sharif’s death is unknown, however the coroner has determined that it is likely to be “unnatural.”

Sara Sharif, a ten-year-old schoolgirl whose body was discovered in her home, triggering an international search, has a cause of death that remains undisclosed but is likely to be categorized as ‘unnatural’, according to a coroner’s ruling. The body of Sara Sharif was found in a residence on Hammond Road in Woking, after authorities were alerted from Pakistan.

Following the discovery of Sara’s body with multiple injuries at the £500,000 council house, her father Urfan Sharif, 41, made a phone call to the police on August 10, prompting an international manhunt. Urfan Sharif, along with his wife Beinash Batool, 29, and his brother Faisal Malik, 28, fled the UK for Islamabad a day before Sara’s body was located. Surrey Coroner’s Court, presided over by Coroner Simon Wickens, revealed that the specific cause of Sara’s death remains undetermined. The inquest proceedings have been adjourned until February 29, 2024, to allow Surrey Police to continue their investigations.

Coroner Wickens extended his ‘heartfelt condolences’ to all those affected by Sara’s brief life. The commencement of the inquest follows reports that Sara’s father is on the brink of surrendering to Pakistani police. Meanwhile, Sara’s mother, Olga Sharif, has urged her former husband to surrender and face authorities. Surrey Police are appealing for information to reconstruct Sara’s life before her demise. The timeline of their investigation was expanded after a post-mortem examination revealed extensive and recurring injuries over an extended period.

Muhammad Sharif, Sara’s grandfather, shared that his son and daughter-in-law are willing to surrender soon. He expressed concern about the family’s predicament due to police activities. Olga Sharif also expressed anxiety until her ex-husband’s arrest, with Pakistani police reportedly closing in on the fugitives. Police chief Nasir Bajwa stated their intention to make the arrest by the following night.

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