Police Seek Three Individuals in Murder Investigation of 10-Year-Old Girl

Police have identified three individuals as persons of interest in the murder investigation of a 10-year-old girl in Woking. Urfan Sharif, his partner Beinash Batool, and his brother Faisal Malik are being sought after leaving the UK for Pakistan on August 9th, one day before the discovery of Sara Sharif’s body. Mr. Sharif made a 999 call from Pakistan, leading officers to the house where Sara’s body was found with multiple and extensive injuries, believed to have been inflicted over a prolonged period of time. The cause of death is still to be established, pending further tests.
On August 10th, police were called to the residence following concerns for safety. No one else was present when Sara’s body was found. Urfan Sharif contacted emergency services in the UK shortly after landing in Islamabad with his partner, brother, and five children. The children, aged between one and 13, are also being attended to by authorities.
Collaboration between Surrey Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, Interpol, the National Crime Agency, and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is in progress to facilitate investigations with Pakistani authorities. Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver has announced a “rapid review” to determine if a local child safeguarding practice review is needed. This review would involve the collaboration of police, social care, and education agencies to evaluate the practices employed in this case.
Further details, such as Urfan Sharif’s request to book tickets to Pakistan due to the death of a cousin, have been revealed through conversations with a Woking travel agent. It has been confirmed that Sharif booked eight one-way tickets for himself, his brother, his wife, and their children. The flights were scheduled from the UK to Islamabad via Bahrain.
The investigation is ongoing, and updates will be provided as the case proceeds.