Man goes into hiding in Punjab after killing daughter in UK

London police in touch with authorities in Pakistan to trace alleged murderer.

JHELUM: UK authorities are in touch with security agencies in Pakistan as part of efforts to trace a man suspected of murdering his own daughter.

Malik Irfan Sharif is the father of 10-year-old Sara Sharif, who was found dead in the family’s home in Surrey on August 10.

According to UK authorities, three persons “known to the girl” purchased one-way tickets to Pakistan a day before her body was discovered. The trio then travelled to Pakistan along with a number of minors.

Sara Sharif
Sara Sharif.

Sources said that Sharif reached Pakistan alongside his second wife, Beenish, and four children. Jhelum police have been tasked with tracking down Irfan, whose family still lives in the Karri area of the district.

Malik Imran, one of Irfan’s brothers, confirmed that he had indeed returned to Pakistan recently along with his family, but is now in hiding.

UK publication MailOnline quoted a Jhelum police official as saying that the force has been asked by “senior officers” to arrest Irfan.

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