The father a 10-year-old girl who was found dead in a home in Surrey has claimed his daughter's death was an accident, her grandfather has said.

Sara Sharif was found dead in Hammond Road after police were called from Pakistan by her father Urfan Sharif on August 10.

Urfan, his partner, Beinash Batool, 29, and his brother, Faisal Malik, 28, are thought to have travelled to Islamabad on August 9 and are wanted for questioning.

A post-mortem examination found that Sara sustained “multiple and extensive injuries” over a sustained period of time.

Sara’s grandad, Muhammad, confirmed that he did see his son, Urfan, in Pakistan when he came to Jhelum, as reported by the BBC.

Muhammad told the BBC: “It was an accident, he didn’t tell me how it happened.”

Asked why Urfan came to Pakistan if the death was an accident, Muhammad replied: “Because of fear.

"His daughter died and when you go under so much trauma, obviously you can't think properly."

It is believed that Urfan, his partner and his brother, landed in Islamabad international airport early on August 10 before travelling to the city of Jhelum.

They stayed there for a few days, before stopping for a few hours in the village of Domeli and leaving on August 13.

Asked how he felt about his son travelling to Pakistan, Muhammad said: "All I can say is that they should have faced the case.

“They should have stayed there and faced it instead (of coming to Pakistan).

"They will ultimately go back to the UK and face their case.

"I have a deep sorrow that my granddaughter passed.

“The grief will stay with me for the rest of my life."

Muhammad denies that he has been in touch with Urfan recently.

He explained: “Wherever they are, they will be able to listen to this. I say they should come out, defend their case, whatever it is.

“They should answer the questions. I don't say they should stay in hiding."