Sara Sharif’s mom says she is haunted by the sight of her murdered daughter’s physique in a mortuary.
The 10-year-old woman was discovered useless in her residence in Woking, Surrey on 10 August after her father Urfan Sharif known as 999 from Pakistan.
Police now need to query him, his companion Beinash Batool and brother Faisal Shahzad Malik who’re believed to have fled to Pakistan with 5 kids the day earlier than Sara’s physique was discovered.
The younger woman’s mom Olga Sharif, who separated from Mr Sharif in 2015, spoke to the Polish tv programme Uwaga! on Wednesday.
“One of her cheeks was swollen and the opposite aspect was bruised. Even now, after I shut my eyes I can see what my child appeared like.
“They dressed her in Mickey Mouse pyjamas and she had a quilt over her.
“No mom ought to must see one thing like that.”
Sara‘s grandmother Sylwia Kurz stated: “It wasn’t Sara, she was entirely changed and bruised. If someone hadn’t told me it was Sara, I would have never believed it.”
Sara and her older brother had been residing with their mom from 2015 till 2019, when the household courtroom dominated they need to reside with their father.
Ms Sharif nonetheless had equal rights to see the youngsters and stated whereas that was simple to keep up initially, it grew to become more and more tougher over time.
It comes after the younger woman’s stepmother stated the household is prepared to cooperate with British authorities and “fight our case in court”.
In a video shared with Sky News, Mr Sharif and Ms Batool are sitting side-by-side as she reads a ready assertion from a pocket book.
She denies media reviews that Mr Sharif’s brother Imran stated Sara fell down the steps and claims the household has “gone into hiding”.
“Firstly, I would like to talk about Sara. Sara’s death was an incident. Our family in Pakistan are severely affected by all that is going on,” Ms Batool stated.
She spoke in regards to the fear she has for the household’s security and claimed they’ve been misrepresented within the press.
“All the media have been giving wrong statements and making up lies.”
She additionally stated the household are operating out of meals and are unable to enterprise outdoors.
“All of our family members have gone into hiding as everyone is scared for their safety.
“The children are unable to attend college as they’re afraid to go away the home. No one is leaving the home.
“The groceries have run out and there is no food for the kids as the adults are unable to leave their homes out of fear for safety.”
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Surrey Police stated the video was “significant”.
“We have been liaising with our international partners, including Interpol, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the National Crime Agency, to determine the next steps.
“As you’ll recognize, progressing these enquiries by way of the suitable channels must be dealt with fastidiously and sensitively.
“The welfare of the five children who travelled to Pakistan on 9 August is a priority for us.
“We stay completely dedicated to conducting an intensive investigation into Sara’s dying. Any co-operation from the folks we need to converse to will help the enquiry.”