The father and stepmother of a ten-year-old girl who was found dead inside the family’s home in Woking, southern England, said today “ready to cooperate” with the British authorities, although they fled to Pakistan.

Sarah Sharif was found dead on August 10.

The autopsy revealed that he had “severe and multiple injuries” that had been caused over a long period of time, according to the British police.

British authorities believe Urfan Sharif, 41, his partner Beinas Batul, 29, and her brother Faisal Malik, 28, fled to Pakistan before the child’s body was found.

Sarah’s death was an accident. Our family in Pakistan has been very affected by what has happened,” Baynas Batul said in a two-and-a-half-minute amateur video sent by the family to AFP. “We were afraid that the Pakistani police would torture or kill us, so we decided to go into hiding. We are finally ready to cooperate with the British authorities and be brought to justice“, he added.

Beside her, the child’s father remained silent as Batoul read the message. Malik does not appear in the video.

Urfan Sharif’s father Muhammad Sharif, 68, said the couple only stayed for two days at the family home in Kashmir after arriving from Britain.

The Pakistani police have been harassing us continuously for three weekshe protested.

Britain and Pakistan do not have an extradition agreement, but it has sometimes happened that people have been extradited from one country to the other.