| 2 October 2023, Monday |

Sara Sharif: Father among three charged with murder of girl

Sara Sharif’s father, stepmother, and uncle have all been charged with her murder, according to Surrey Police.

Urfan Sharif, 41, his partner Beinash Batool, 29, and Urfan’s brother Faisal Malik, 28, are all from Hammond Road in Woking.

They have also been charged with causing or enabling a child’s death.

Sara’s corpse was discovered at her house on August 10th.

She experienced “multiple and extensive injuries” according to a post-mortem study.

On August 9, the three adults departed the United Kingdom for Pakistan.

They were arrested at Gatwick Airport on Wednesday evening after disembarking a flight from Dubai. Early on Friday morning, Surrey Police confirmed they had been charged.

They have been remanded in custody to appear at Guildford Magistrates’ Court later on Friday.

Sara’s five siblings, aged between one and 13 years old, also travelled to Pakistan on 9 August with Mr Sharif, Ms Batool and Mr Malik.

The children were found by police in Pakistan at the home of Mr Sharif’s father on Monday and have since been moved to a government childcare facility in the country.

Surrey Police said Sara’s mother, Olga Sharif, had been informed of the latest developments and was being supported by specialist officers.