Pakistani police ‘recover five children from the home of Sara Sharif’s grandfather’ – a month after her father fled to the country with his other kids
- Urfan’s Sharif’s five children were found at his father’s home in Pakistan
- Urfan only reported his daughter’s death after he fled the UK
- The five children, aged between one and 13, are said to be ‘healthy’
Police have recovered five children of Urfan Sharif, who fled to Pakistan after his 10-year-old daughter Sara was found dead in the UK, in the home of his father during a search on Monday.
The five children, aged between one and 13, were found at the home of Muhammad Sharif, Urfan’s father and Sara’s grandfather, in the northern city of Jhelum.
The news comes a month after Urfan, 41, fled the UK to Pakistan with his wife and brother, along with his five children, before calling 999 from the city of Islamabad to report that his daughter was dead in his home in Horsell, near Woking.
Nasir Mehmood Bajwa, a district police officer, told the Guardian: ‘Police with a heavy contingent on Monday evening raided Sharif’s residence in Jhelum and recovered five children. They are healthy and in good condition.’
Police reportedly broke the locks of the house’s main gate before storming in and confiscating CCTV cameras as part of a major raid of over 20 properties in search for the family.
The five children were found at the house of Muhammad Urfan (pictured)
Pakistani cops are still looking for Urfan’s wife, Beinash Batool, 29, and his brother, Faisal Malik, 28.
Sara was just 10 when she was found dead and alone in her family’s home on August 10.
Post-mortem examinations revealed the young girl had suffered ‘multiple and extensive injuries.’
An inquest held last month said that the cause of her death was ‘not yet ascertained’ but was likely to be ‘unnatural.’
Urfan and Beinash were last seen in a video published last week, in which she said her stepdaughter’s death ‘was an incident.’
‘Our family in Pakistan are severely affected by all that is going on. My main concern is that Pakistani police will torture or kill us, that is why we have gone into hiding,’ she added.
More to follow.