TikTok influencer and mother ‘murdered’ two men in car crash over sex tape blackmail, court hears | UK News

A TikTok influencer murdered her mother’s young lover who blackmailed her with a sex tape, a court has been informed.

Saqib Hussain and his friend Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin, both 21 years old, were killed when their Skoda crashed into a tree after Mahek Bukhari, 23, plotted with the others to “spread it”. trap,” prosecutors said.

The car was nearly split in half due to the collision before catching fire shortly after midnight on 11 February this year.

Saqib Hussain had an affair
Saqib Hussain had an affair with Ansreen Bukhari, the court heard

Just before his death, front passenger Mr Hussain panickedly called 999 to police claiming Mr Ijazuddin’s silver Skoda Fabia was being “blocked in” and hit by balaclava-clad attackers. was following them in two cars.

In a call recording played to Leicester Crown Court, he said: “They’re trying to push us out of the way. Please, I beg you, I’m dying.”

He also said “Oh my God”, before there was a scream and the call was abruptly cut off at the sound of a collision.

Police footage of officers attending the scene, at around 1.35am, shows Skoda on fire in the central reserve of the A46 double track, near the Six Hills junction near Leicester.

The two men from Banbury in Oxfordshire have been friends since school days, with Mr Ijazuddin agreeing to drive his friend to Leicester that night – described by prosecutors in court as a “fatal mistake”. make him pay with his life.”

Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin in the passenger seat of Saqib Hussain's car
Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin was in the car with Mr Hussain when it crashed

Prosecutor Collingwood Thompson KC said Mr Hussain’s 999 call was a key indication that the crash was “not simply a catastrophic road traffic accident but an intentional homicide”.

After denying the men’s murders, Ansreen Bukhari and her daughter Mahek Bukhari, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, are facing trial along with six others.

The court heard Mr Hussain’s family later told detectives he was having a three-year affair with Ansreen Bukhari, 45, who is married and has children.

Mahek Bukhari and her mother Ansreen Bukhari.  Photo: TikTok
Mahek Bukhari and her mother Ansreen Bukhari. Photo: TikTok

Prosecutors said Mr Hussain recorded “erotic” material along with videos and photos of the couple that were later found on Mr Hussain’s Instagram account.

When Ms Bukhari tried to end the relationship in January in accordance with Mr Hussain’s wishes, he “became increasingly obsessive and declared his love for her”, Mr Thompson said.

After Ms Bukhari failed to return her calls, Mr Thompson said Mr Hussain’s anger “manifested in an attempt to blackmail Ansreen Bukhari in order to persuade her to contact him” and allegedly threatened to send pornographic material to her husband and son unless she has agreed to speak with him.

Ms Bukhari confided in her daughter about the alleged blackmail plot, which Mr Thompson told jurors it set up a possible motive to “silence” Mr Hussain.

Mahek Bukhari and Ansreen.  Photo: TikTok
Mahek Bukhari and Ansreen Bukhari. Photo: TikTok

Mahek Bukhari, better known as Maya, had 126,000 followers on TikTok and 43,000 on Instagram before her arrest, regularly posting updates about her bags, clothes and makeup.

On January 4, she is said to have texted her mother saying, “I’m going to get him jumped on by boys soon and he won’t know what day it is.”

The court heard she would then text her mother: “Leave it to me.”

The women appeared in the dock with accomplices Rekan Karwan, 28, of Leicester, and Raees Jamal, 22, of Loughborough, both of whom are said to have recruited others, including Natasha Akhtar , 22, of Birmingham, who owned one of the cars involved in the alleged pursuit.

Also in the pier are Sanaf Gulammustafa, 22, Ameer Jamal, 27, and Mohammed Patel, 20, all from Leicester.

The three women and five men deny two counts of murder and two counts of manslaughter. The trial continues.


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