This is the heartbreaking moment the mother of murdered 10-year-old Sara Sharif laid flowers outside the home where she died.
The schoolgirl’s badly injured body was found at the property in Woking, Surrey on August 10.
Her father, Urfan Sharif, 41, his partner, Beinash Batool, 29, and his brother, Faisal Malik, 28, are thought to have left for Pakistan the day before and are wanted for questioning.
Today, Sara’s mother, Olga Sharif, 36, arrived at the house to lay a floral tribute – pausing for a brief moment of reflection after she did so.
It comes as police in Pakistan appealed to Mr Sharif’s relatives to urge him to hand himself in.
Sara Sharif’s mother Olga Sharif, 36, was seen today paying tribute to her daughter at the house where she was found dead
Ms Sharif (seen middle, supported by two companions) paused briefly outside the property
Police were called by Sara’s father, 41, who is understood to have rushed to Islamabad
Mr Sharif’s uncle Faisal Malik is also on the run alongside her father Urfan and Urfan’s partner Beinash
Turning to the family during a hearing at Lahore High Court, a senior police officer said: ‘If he is innocent, then he should go to Britain and prove his innocence.’
Her father, Urfan Sharif, 41, travelled to Pakistan with his new partner and a brother before Sara’s before her body was found.
Mr Sharif’s family said police had illegally detained two of his brothers who live in Pakistan.
At the Lahore high court, police officers did not deny they had held the two men for several days but said they had not arrested them.
During a meeting with his Urfan’s father, Malik Sharif, District Police Officer Jhelum Nasir Bajwa told the father: ‘You should present your son. How long will your son remain in hiding?
‘If he is innocent, then he should go to Britain and prove his innocence.’
Police sources said they suspect that his family know where Sharif is holed up but that they have so far failed to cooperate.
Sara’s mother Olga Sharif, 36, has rubbished ‘baseless’ claims her daughter fell down the stairs and broke her neck
Police fear Beinash Batool, 29, pictured, joined the two men and travelled to Jhelum, in the Punjab region in north-west Pakistan
Sara pictured playing in a garden – her body was tragically found at the family home
Both brothers were released after today’s hearing and the court barred the police from detaining them again – but officers said they would continue to question them.
While Pakistan and the UK do not have a formal extradition treaty, Surrey Police officers are working with the authorities in Pakistan to Mr Sharif, his partner Beinash Batool, 29, and his brother Faisal Malik, 28.
Today, neighbours of Sara claimed she had been homeschooled in the months prior to her death after being bullied for wearing a headscarf.
A neighbour claimed they were told that Sara – a ‘bubbly, confident little girl’ – was being home schooled after bullies picked on her for wearing a hijab, the BBC reports.
An unnamed neighbour said: ‘I suggested to Beinash that Sara needed to be with children her own age.’
Batool is said to have responded that Sara was making friends at the mosque and in her swimming lessons.
The neighbour added: ‘Another time I remarked to Beinash that it must be difficult to home school Sara, especially as she had the baby to look after. She said it was very easy as she used BBC Bitesize.’
It was revealed this week that Sara’s uncle Imran Sharif, who has not been arrested or charged, told police in Pakistan that his niece fell down the stairs during an ‘accident’.
Sara Sharif’s Polish uncle shared photos of his niece with MailOnline
Sara, 10, was found dead in the home she shared with her father Urfan Sharif
He reportedly told officers: ‘I found out what happened to Sara through the international media.
‘Beinash was home with the children. Sara fell down the stairs and broke her neck. Beinash panicked and phoned Urfan.
‘My parents told me Urfan briefly came home very upset. He kept saying ‘they’ are going to take his children away from him.’
Imran Sharif denied knowing where Urfan and his family were, Jhelum police said.
The young girl was previously a pupil a St Mary’s Church of England primary school in Byflett. It is understood to be unclear whether was officially registered as being home-schooled by the local authority.
Sara’s mother, Polish woman Olga Sharif, 36, pictured left, who was married to Mr Sharif between 2009 to 2017, urged her ex-husband to ‘come forward and explain himself’
The school’s headteacher Jacquie Chambers said the Year 5 pupil who had ‘the most beautiful smile’.
She added: ‘[Sara] was full of ideas and was very passionate about the things she believed in.
‘Sara will be dearly missed and, as a school community, we are all deeply affected by this tragedy. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with those affected by this heartbreaking news.’