TikTok killer's account STILL online despite her being jailed for life

Fury as TikTok killer’s account is STILL online despite influencer being jailed for life after murdering her mother’s toyboy lover and his friend in 100mph car chase after sex tape blackmail

  • Mahek Bukhari, 24, was described as ‘self-obsessed’ after being found guilty 

TikTok killer Mahek Bukhari’s TikTok account is still online days after she was convicted of the murder of her mother’s toyboy lover and his friend alongside her mother and sentenced to life in prison. 

The ‘self-obsessed’ 24-year-old, who has more than 130,000 followers on TikTok, and her mother Ansreen were jailed for life with a minimum term of more than 31 years and 26 years respectively for ambushing and then murdering two men during a high-speed car chase.

The continued accessibility of her social media accounts has sparked fury amongst anti-violence campaigners amid concerns it could glorify her horrific crimes.

Bukhari, 24, wiped away tears in the dock at Leicester Crown Court as she and her mother, 46, were sentenced by Judge Timothy Spencer KC on Friday for their involvement in the killing of Saqib Hussain and Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin in February last year.

It came after the breakdown of an affair between Ansreen and Mr Hussain which saw him threaten to send a sex tape of her to her husband to expose their relationship.

Mahek Bukhari (right), 24, wiped away tears in the dock at Leicester Crown Court as she and her mother Ansreen (left), 46, were sentenced by Judge Timothy Spencer KC on Friday

Mr Ijazuddin’s car was deliberately rammed off the road and was split in two before erupting into flames on the A46 in February last year

Mr Hussain was killed in a 100mph fireball crash alongside his friend Mr Ijazuddin, both 21, after their Skoda was deliberately rammed off the A46 dual carriageway near Leicester by balaclava-wearing assailants in two pursuing cars on February 11 last year. 

During sentencing, the judge said that a chilling phone call played to the court, which was a recording of Mr Hussain’s desperate 999 call seconds before the crash, was one of the most harrowing pieces of evidence he had ever heard.

Bukhari showed no remorse during the trial and lied to police about the chase, as she was seen talking and laughing in court and even playing games while the jury was out.

After sentencing, she blew a kiss to her father and said ‘call me’ as she was taken down. 

Her TikTok account, which has some 135,000 followers, shows videos being posted right up until four days before the crash. 

Anti-violence campaigner Alison Cope, the mother of 18-year-old Joshua Cope who was stabbed to death in 2013, told the Sun the fact Bukhari’s social media accounts are still available is fundamentally wrong.

She said: ‘It’s not acceptable. Social media platforms need to take more responsibility.’

Bukhari’s Instagram and YouTube pages also remain live, although her YouTube has been wiped of content. 

The victims, from Banbury in Oxfordshire, were in a Skoda being chased by Audi and Seat vehicles containing the eight defendants in the case.

Mahek was said to have taken part in the ambush after Mr Hussain threatened to use sexually-explicit material to expose a long-running affair he had been having with her mother, who was married.

The court was told Mr Ijazuddin’s Skoda Fabia ‘split in two’ and caught fire after hitting a tree at the Six Hills junction in the early hours of February 11 last year.

The victims had to be identified by their dental records.

Her TikTok account, which has some 135,000 followers, shows videos being posted right up until four days before the crash

Mahek Bukhari (left) and her mother Ansreen Bukhari (right)have been found guilty of the murders of Saqib Hussain and Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin in a high-speed car chase in February 2022

Dressed in a pink onesie, Mahek (left) was remarkably assured just hours after the crash as she told police that she and her mother had been to Nottingham

Saqib Hussain (pictured), 21, was killed after having an affair with Mahek’s mother Ansreen Bukhari. In a 999 call moments before his death, which was played to the court, he said: ‘They’re trying to kill me, they’re trying to kill me. I’m just getting rammed off the road’

Mr Hussain’s friend, driver Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin (pictured), also 21, was in ‘the wrong place at the wrong time’ as he was killed when the pair were forced off the road by Bukhari and her associates

Mahek Bukhari and her mother, both of George Eardley Close, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, had denied two counts of murder but were found guilty by a jury at the beginning of August after more than 28 hours of deliberations.

Prosecutors said Mr Hussain was ‘lured’ into meeting with the Bukharis in the Tesco car park in Hamilton, Leicester, for ‘one last meeting’ on the pretence of giving him back the £3,000 he said he had spent on taking his lover out during their tryst.

But Ansreen and Mahek arrived at the arranged meet-up along with the six others in two vehicles, an Audi TT and a Seat Leon.

Mr Hussain then arrived at the car park in a Skoda Fabia, being driven by his friend Mr Ijuzaddin, who had said he would take him to Leicester as a ‘favour’.

CCTV footage showed the Skoda Fabia arrive in the car park and then immediately leave, with the Audi TT and Seat Leon following the Skoda out of the car park two minutes later.

The cars then ultimately ended up in a chase, with analysis by forensic collision investigators showing the Audi had reached speeds of up to 100mph.

The speed of the Skoda at the time of the crash, which was not captured on CCTV, was estimated at being in excess of 80mph.

In a 999 call to police made by front-seat passenger Mr Hussain moments before his death, he said their car was being ‘rammed off the road’ by balaclava-wearing assailants in two pursuing cars. The call cut off abruptly moments after a scream.

Other defendants Rekhan Karwan, 29, and Raees Jamal, 23, were also jailed for life with a minimum of 26 years and 10 months and 31 years respectively for two counts of murder.

Natasha Akhtar, 23, was jailed for 11 years and eight months, and Ameer Jamal, 28, and Sanaf Gulamustafa, 23, were jailed for 14 years and eight months and 14 years and nine months respectively for two counts of manslaughter.

An eighth person was cleared of both murder and manslaughter. 

Raees Jamal, who is currently serving a prison sentence for rape, must also serve five years on top of the 31 years he was handed on Friday, which is the unexpired portion of his current rape sentence.

In a victim impact statement read out in court by prosecutor Collingwood Thompson KC, Mr Hussain’s dad Sajad, who was in court surrounded by family, described his son as his ‘pride and joy’.

(Left to right) Natasha Akhtar, Ameer Jamal and Sanaf Gulamustafa were found not guilty of murder but guilty of two counts of manslaughter

He said: ‘The joy Saqib bought into our lives was immeasurable. His beautiful presence was a gift.

‘He brought love and light into the lives of everyone who knew him. He was kind-hearted and selfless, and he was loved by all his friends and family and everyone who knew him.’

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He described how Saqib’s mother fell to the floor ‘crying and screaming ‘my child, my child”, when they were told by police their son had died.

Mr Ijazuddin’s father Sikander Hayat told the packed courtroom his family have been living a ‘never-ending nightmare that has shattered our lives’.

Looking at the defendants in the dock, he said: ‘Hashim was innocent. Totally innocent. One hundred per cent innocent.’

He added: ‘We are not the same and we have realised we never will be so carefree and happy again. My heart has been ripped out.

‘Why did this happen to him? He did not know his murderers or what awaited him in that Tesco car park.

‘We have lost our son in the worst possible way. The fear he must have felt in the moments leading up to his death. He was left with his friend to burn. It is heart-shattering.’

In mitigation for Mahek before sentencing, barrister Christopher Millington KC said his client was ‘somewhat immature’ and had been left in an ‘invidious’ position by her mother’s affair, but she had not intended the outcome of what happened.

He said: ‘She was driving an Audi which was a courtesy car that could be traced back to her.

‘Neither Ansreen Bukhari or Mahek Bukhari wore anything covering their faces.

‘The evidence does not establish an intent to kill.’

Mitigating for Ansreen, Patrick Upward KC said his client was a ‘respectable family woman’ for many years.

He said: ‘She had been under pressure from Saqib. There were threats being made to express what had happened between them.

‘On at least one occasion, Saqib did actually send a message to Ansreen’s husband inviting him to become a witness to what had been going on, but the message was deleted by Mahek.

‘Ansreen deceived a lot of people – her husband, her son, her family, her friends and we have seen the heart-wrenching effect this has had on the family of the two young men.

‘As a mature woman, as a mother, she knows the effect of what she has done. She will have to spend the rest of her life living in the shadow of her shame.’

Sentencing, Judge Spencer said Mahek Bukhari’s ‘tawdry fame’ as a social media influencer had ‘made you utterly self – obsessed, with a wholly unjustified sense of entitlement, and no apparent awareness of the impact you have on others, oblivious to the damage you do’.

He agreed with the prosecution’s statement that this was a case of ‘love, obsession, extortion and blackmail’.

He said: ‘The prosecution were also right to categorise this case as cold-blooded murder.

‘TikTok and Instagram are at the heart of this case, Mahek Bukhari being a social media influencer.

‘That is the reason you, Mahek, dropped out of university. Had you not done so, you would now be a young graduate with your whole life ahead of you. Now, you constrain yourself to prison for all of your best years.

‘It was the reason you, Ansreen Bukhari, became your daughter’s chaperone. It was the reason your head was turned towards the perceived glamour of promotions, shisha bar openings and the like – a world far removed from the life you lived until then as a mother and housewife.

‘You fell for the advances of Saqib Hussain and you began your affair. It was an affair you came to regret and decided to end.

‘That decision led to the deaths of Saqib Hussain and Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin.

‘Saqib Hussain was blackmailing you. He was volatile but I am quite sure, had you had a mature approach to ending your affair, he would have come to terms with it.

‘Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin was totally innocent in all of this. All he did was agree to give his friend a lift and he found himself sucked into a deadly maelstrom caused by all of you in the dock.

‘By January 2022, you, Ansreen Bukhari, put matters into the hands of your daughter – what a calamitous decision.

‘You, Mahek Bukhari, approached Rekhan Karwan as a go-between and you, Rekhan Karwan, brought in Raees Jamal. You both knew much more of the situation than you let on to the jury about the Bukhari troubles.

‘There never was any money for Saqib Hussain at the meeting – it was a lie to lure him to this city.

‘Ansreen Bukhari, you the grown up adult in the group should have behaved like the grown up adult, but you allowed your understandable concerns about exposure to strip yourself of any rational judgment.

‘There were so many instances when you could have put a stop to this unfolding tragedy but at every turn you made the wrong choice and allowed out of control events to escalate ever more alarmingly.

‘Mahek Bukhari, that your solution to your mothers problems was to engage some of your male followers to beat up Saqib Hussain – ‘jump him’ as you put it – speaks volumes of your warped values and maybe also of the false world of influencing that you so enthusiastically espoused.’

Addressing all of the defendants in the dock, Judge Spencer said none of them showed any concern for the victims after the crash and were instead intent on ‘saving your own skin’.

He said: ‘Each has done all you can to try to avoid responsibility and to seek to explain away the evidence.

‘So whilst remorse is expressed by some it is little and late and has a hollow ring. The jury saw through your lies.’

TikTok and Instagram have been contacted for comment. 

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