Sara Sharif death – CPS authorises murder charge against father
The CPS has authorised Surrey Police to charge Urfan Sharif with the murder of his 10-year-old daughter Sara.
Charges of murder have also been authorised against Beinash Batool, Mr Sharif’s partner, and his brother Faisal Shahzad Malik. A further charge of causing or allowing the death of Sara has been authorised against all three individuals.
They have been remanded in custody and will appear at Guildford magistrates' court on Friday 15 September.
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Notes to editors
- Urfan Sharif (DOB 25/11/1981), Beinash Batool (DOB 14/7/1994), and Faisal Shahzad Malik (DOB 5/4/1995) are each accused of murdering Sara Sharif.
- All three are further accused of causing or allowing the death of Sara Sharif.