TikTok influencer killed two men after one had affair with her mum, court hears

A Tiktok influencer murdered two men after one of them had an affair with her mum and threatened to blackmail her with a sex tape in a case about "love, obsession, anger, attempts at extortion and murder", a court heard.

Mahek Bukhari, 23, is accused of hatching a murderous plot to stop Saqib Hussain, 21, from leaking revenge porn images of her mother 45-year-old Ansreen Bukhari – charges she denies.

Saqib and his friend Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin, 21, were killed when their car was rammed off the road and burst into flames just after midnight on February 11.

A court heard Mahek, an influencer on TikTok, had launched a "trap" in order "to silence" Saqib after he had threatened to send sexually explicit material of Ansreen to her husband and son.

Saqib also blackmailed Ansreen and demanded £2,000 to £3,000 in return for not releasing the images and "dirty" videos, it was claimed.

Jurors heard Mahek, concerned for the impact on her own social media following, vowed to get Saqib "jumped by guys" and added: "He won't know what day it is".

The two men, of Banbury, Oxon, were killed instantly when their Skoda Fabia hit a tree at high speed and split into two on the A46 in Leicester.

A chilling 999 call was played to the jury in which Saqib is heard telling call operators they were being chased by men in balaclavas.

He pleads: “I am being followed by two vehicles. They are trying to ram me off the road.

"They're right behind. They're hitting into the back of the car very fast. I am going to be rammed off the road.

“Please sir I just need help and I am in danger.

"They are trying to kill me. Please I'm begging you, I'm going to die."

He then screams before a loud crash is heard.

Mehek is charged with two counts of murder and an alternative charge of manslaughter alongside her mother Ansreen and friend Natasha Akhtar, 22.

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They have gone on trial along with Raees Jamal, 22, Rekan Karwan, 28, Mohammed Patel, 20, Sanaf Gulammustafa, 22 and Ameer Jamal, 27, who face the same charges.

Opening the case at Leicester Crown Court, prosecutor Collingwood Thompson KC told the jury it was a case about "love, obsession, anger, attempts at extortion and murder".

Mr Thompson told the court Saqib’s sister had revealed he was having an affair of three years with Ansreen.

Saqib’s mobile phone was destroyed in the fire, but police were able to retrieve data from the iCloud.

The court heard the affair had recently ended but Saqib wanted to resume the relationship and continued to message and phone her.

Mr Thompson added: “He became very obsessive and his anger went to blackmail when she was not answering calls."

Mahek and Ansreen, of Stoke-on-Trent, deny murder alongside Akhtar, of Birmingham.

Raess Jamal, of Loughborough, Leics., Karwan, Patel, Gulammustafa and Ammeer Jamal, of Leicester, also deny the charge.

The trial continues.

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