Five of Sara Sharif’s siblings taken to childcare facility
Five children staying with the family of Sara Sharif in Pakistan have reportedly been moved to a childcare facility. According to the BBC, the decision to send them to a government facility was made in a court ruling today (September 12).
The children were taken from the home of Sara's grandfather Muhammad after police raided his home in Jhelum, Pakistan, yesterday (September 11). It is unclear where the children will be sent or for how long for.
Witnesses say police officers broke CCTV cameras at the property in Jhelum. They also reportedly stopped traffic and prevented passers-by from filming the incident.
Sara, whose mum lives in Somerset, was found dead at her home in Woking after officers were called from Pakistan by her father, Urfan Sharif, at about 2.50am on August 10. A post-mortem examination found she had suffered “multiple and extensive injuries” over a “sustained and extended” period of time.
Mr Sharif’s partner, Beinash Batool, 29, has also left the UK for Pakistan. The pair left Britain with five children aged between one and 13, and Surrey Police want to question them over Sara’s death.
The children were carried by family members into court for around 40 minutes today before being moved to another court as authorities tried to decide on their next steps, the BBC reported. Muhammad Sharif told the BBC he had been hiding the children in his home, but did not specify for how long.(Image: Mirror)
Last week, Sara’s stepmother Ms Batool spoke publicly for the first time since the girl was found dead. In a clip of the footage posted online by Sky, Ms Batool described Sara’s death as “an incident” and said she and Mr Sharif are willing to co-operate with UK authorities over the case.
Surrey County Council has been contacted for comment.
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