Police charged Sara Sharif’s father, stepmother and uncle with murder after discovering her dead at their Surrey home in August.
In August, Urfan Sharif, Sara’s father, Beinash Batool, her stepmother, and Faisal Malik, her uncle, all flew to Pakistan with their five children. Urfan Sharif is 41 years old this year. Sharif quickly informed the UK’s emergency services that Sara had died at their Horsell home, near their Woking home.
After an autopsy revealed she had suffered “extensive injuries” over a “prolonged and protracted” period, the discovery of her body launched a search by the National Police. international.
According to police, Olga Sharif, Sara’s mother, has been informed of this latest development and she is receiving support from specialist officers. Along with Sharif, Batool and Malik, five of Sara’s siblings, ranging in age from one to thirteen, also arrived in the South Asian country on August 9.
The three were also charged with causing or allowing the death of a child. They were remanded in custody to appear at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
Who are Sara Sharif’s parents?
Soon after Urfan Sharif moved to the UK from Jhelum, Pakistan, in 2001, Sara’s Polish mother, Olga, met him for the first time. According to the Sunday Times, it is believed they met while working at Burger King.
Before Sara was born in 2013, they got married in 2009 and have a son who is now 13 years old. Their two children initially lived with Olga after the couple separated in 2015, but the family court ruled in 2019 that they should live with their father.
Olga claims that while she still has equal access to the children, that has become increasingly difficult to maintain over time. She said she has only seen her children twice since 2019.
At around 10 p.m. on August 8, Urfan Sharif, Sara’s father, contacted Nadeem Riaz and requested 8 one-way tickets for a flight to Islamabad, Pakistan.
The owner of Safe Xpress, a money transfer business and specialty travel agency, Mr. Riaz, insisted he had no idea that his customer intended to abandon a child.
Police discovered Sara’s death at the Woking family’s residence early in the morning of August 10.
On May 23, Sharif inquired about booking tickets to Islamabad for his entire family, including Sara, Batool and Malik. They plan to depart on July 15 and return to the UK on September 2, to coincide with the summer holidays. But when Riaz said he had a ticket, Sharif remained silent.
Where are Sara Sharif’s siblings?
Her father, Urfan Sharif, stepmother, Beinash Batool, and uncle, Faisal Malik, left the UK for Pakistan after Sara’s death last month, along with the 10-year-old’s five siblings.
Ranging from one to thirteen years old, the children include Sara’s brother and her mother, Olga Sharif, who divorced her father in 2015.
On Monday, September 11, BBC reported that several policemen raided the Jhelum residence of Sara’s grandfather, Muhammad Sharif, and took five children hostage.
According to witnesses, authorities blocked traffic, damaged the compound’s CCTV cameras, and prohibited onlookers from filming. The children were later returned.
The five children were ordered by the court to be temporarily transferred to a government child care facility in Pakistan the next day.
Who is Sara Sharif’s uncle Faisal Malik?
Sara Sharif’s uncle is her father’s brother. He has been identified as Faisal Malik and is 28 years old. According to reports, Faisal Malik arrived on Wednesday after being on the run for a month in Pakistan. Faisal Malik is one of the family members accused of killing a 10-year-old girl.
An autopsy found that the 10-year-old boy had suffered “multiple and extensive injuries” over a “continuous and prolonged” period of time.
All three are also accused of causing or allowing the death of a child, according to a statement from Surrey police.
Three parents and five children have been hiding in Pakistan since August 9, according to British police, who announced their arrest on Wednesday (September 13) at London’s Gatwick Airport.
According to police, all three have been remanded in custody to appear at Guildford Magistrates’ Court later on Friday, September 15. They said, “Sara’s mother has been informed of this latest development and is supported by specialist officers.”