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    Father among three charged with Sara Sharif’s murder


    Sep 15, 2023

    LONDON — The father, stepmother and uncle of Sara Sharif have been charged with the murder of the 10-year-old girl, Surrey Police has said.

    Urfan Sharif, 41, his partner Beinash Batool, 29, and Urfan’s brother, Faisal Malik, 28, all of Hammond Road, Woking, have been charged.

    They have also each been charged with causing or allowing the death of a child.

    Sara’s body was found at her home on 10 August.

    A post-mortem examination found she had sustained “multiple and extensive injuries”.

    The three adults left the UK for Pakistan on 9 August.

    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 Sharif, Ms Batool and Malik.

    The children were found by police in Pakistan at the home of 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. — BBC

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