The father of a 10-year-old girl found dead in Woking last week is being wanted by police investigating her murder and is believed to be in Pakistan.
Sara Sharif was found at her home after Sara’s father, Urfan Sharif, called officers from Pakistan, at around 2:50am on August 10, Surrey police said. The discovery sparked a murder investigation.
Detective Superintendent Mark Chapman of Surrey Police said Sharif, his partner, Beinash Batool, and his brother, Faisal Malik, are wanted for questioning in the investigation.
He said Sharif is believed to have traveled to Islamabad with Batool and Malik on August 9, a day before Sara’s death was discovered.
They traveled with five children between the ages of one and 13, he added.
A post mortem examination, which took place on Tuesday, did not establish Sara’s cause of death and further tests are underway.
‘Multiple and extensive’ lesions
But the force said examination revealed the boy had suffered “multiple and extensive” injuries, which were likely caused over a “sustained and prolonged” period of time.
There is no formal extradition treaty between the UK and Pakistan, but Chapman said people from the Asian country have been extradited before.
Police are working with the Crown Prosecution Service, Interpol, the National Crime Agency and the Foreign Office to carry out their investigation and establish contacts with the Pakistani authorities.
Officers are not seeking to identify anyone else in connection with the investigation, Chapman said.