The cause of death of Sara Sharif is still unknown, as indicated by an inquest. The reason behind the death of the ten-year-old, which has triggered an international manhunt, has yet to be established, according to the inquest proceedings.
The young girl’s body was discovered at a residence on Hammond Road in Woking, following a call made by her father, Urfan Sharif, from Pakistan on August 10. An inquest into her demise commenced at Surrey Conorner’s Court on Tuesday where it was stated that the exact cause of Sara’s death is ‘not yet determined’ but it is likely to be ‘unnatural’.
Coroner Simon Wickens confirmed that Sara was born on January 11, 2013, in Slough, Berkshire. He then adjourned the inquest until February 29, 2024, to allow Surrey Police to conduct their investigations. Mr. Wickens expressed his ‘heartfelt sympathies’ to all those who have been ‘affected by Sara’s short life’.
According to the police, they believe that Sara’s father, 41-year-old Mr. Sharif, his partner Beinash Batool, 29, and his brother Faisal Malik, 28, fled to Islamabad the day before the discovery of the girl’s body. The case has resulted in an extensive manhunt involving detectives from both countries.
Surrey Police are currently appealing for information that could help them understand Sara’s lifestyle prior to her demise. The investigation has expanded its timeline after the post-mortem examination revealed that Sara had experienced numerous and severe injuries, which were likely sustained over an extended period of time.
Sara’s mother, Olga Sharif, is receiving support from specialist officers.
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