The father and stepmother of 10-year-old Sara Sharif have spoken publicly for the first time since the little girl was found dead.
Sara’s father Urfan Sharif and his partner Beinash Batool said they were wiling to co-operate with British authorities after Sara’s body was found at a property in Hammond Road, Woking, south-west London.
Officers were called from Pakistan by her father on 10 August.
A post-mortem examination found Sara had suffered “multiple and extensive injuries” over a “sustained and extended” period of time.
She was living with her father and stepmother when she died.
The pair, along with Mr Sharif’s brother Faisal Malik, 28, fled the UK for Pakistan after Sara was found dead.
Here, Yahoo News UK rounds up what Batool said – and what other family members have previously said about Sara’s death.
Beinash Batool (Stepmother)
In a clip of footage sent to broadcasters including the BBC and Sky on Wednesday, Batool, 29, shows no emotion as she describes Sara’s death as “an incident” and says that she and Mr Sharif, 41, are willing to co-operate with UK authorities over the case.
She said: “Sara’s death was an incident. Our family in Pakistan are severely affected by all that is going on.”
Batool denied reports that one of Mr Sharif’s brothers claimed Sara had fallen down the stairs and broken her neck.
She denied media reports that Mr Sharif's brother Imran said Sara fell down the stairs and claims the family has "gone into hiding".
She spoke about the worry she has for the family's safety and claimed they have been misrepresented in the press.
"All the media have been giving wrong statements and making up lies.
"Imran [one of Mr Sharif's brothers] did not give a statement that Sara fell down the stairs and broke her neck. This was spread through a Pakistani media outlet. I am very worried about Imran's safety."
It is not clear under what conditions the footage was filmed and Batool’s claims have not been verified.
Watch: Sara Sharif’s mother lays flowers at Woking home
Olga Sharif (Mother)
Sara’s mother, Olga Sharif, gave an interview to the Polish television programme Uwaga! in which she spoke of the harrowing experience of going to view her daughter’s body.
She said in the interview on Wednesday: “One of her cheeks was swollen and the other side was bruised.
“Even now, when I close my eyes I can see what my baby looked like.”
In a tribute to her only daughter, she previously told The Sun: “Sara was so beautiful. She was artsy, she loved building and making things.
“Sara always stayed close to me. She’s the only daughter that I have, and I always wanted a daughter.”
The Polish national aded: “My life will never be the same again. Sara should be with me right now. She was too young.”
Muhammad Sharif (Grandfather)
Sara’s grandfather, Muhammad Sharif, told the BBC the girl’s death was an “accident” and three family members who left the UK for Pakistan will “ultimately” return to face police questioning.
Speaking on Tuesday, he said: “It was an accident, he didn’t tell me how it happened.”
Asked why they had fled, he said: “Because of fear.
“His daughter died and when you go under so much trauma, obviously you can’t think properly.”
Muhammad Sharif said he saw Sara’s father soon after he arrived in the Pakistani city of Jhelum and said his son had fled the UK out of “fear”.
He urged his son in recent days to “present himself” to police and give his “point of view”.
He told Sky News: "We appeal to the police to release my family members.
"I have tried my best to contact Urfan and ask him to present himself and give his point of view.”
Beinash Batool’s cousin
On 1 September, the cousin of Sara’s stepmother – who asked not to be named – urged Batool to come back to the UK and tell the police exactly what happened.
The relative told Sky News: “Beinash should come back to the UK.
“I don’t know where she is. But I’m worried about her. I’m worried about her kids.
“She should come back to the UK, go to the police and tell them exactly what happened.”
She added: “I don’t know – my family don’t know – what happened. It could have been an accident; a misunderstanding.”
Batool’s cousin, who is originally from Gujrat in Pakistan, also told the broadcaster Batool was estranged from her parents, having run away to marry Mr Sharif.
The relative added: “The relationship (with her family) is finished.
“She married secretly, and her father said, ‘She is not my daughter’.
“She hasn’t spoken to her parents since.”