TikTok star warned mum’s ex ‘this year you’ll be gone’ before 'killing him and pal over sex tape leak threat' | The Sun
A TIKTOK star sent a chilling warning to her mum's ex-lover before killing him after he "threatened to leak a sex tape", a court heard.
TikTok influencer Mahek Bukhari, 23, her mum Ansreen Bukhari, 45, and six others are charged with the murder of Ansreen's ex-lover Saqib Hussain, 21, and his pal.
All the defendants deny murder and an alternative charge of manslaughter over the crash in Leicestershire on February 11, the court heard.
Ansreen and Saqib had a "sexual" relationship for three years behind her husband's back before she dumped him, it is claimed.
Soon after the breakup, he allegedly threatened to expose their affair and send explicit videos and pictures of Ansreen to her husband in actions that "amounted to blackmail".
Mahek is accused of sending a text to her mum's dumped boyfriend which read: "This year you’ll be gone."
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And the court were shown a message from Mahek to her mum which read: "I'll soon get him jumped by guys and he won't know what day it is."
They allegedly called on friends to help lure Saqib to a fake meeting where they promised he'd collect £3k.
While heading to the fake meet-up on February 11, Saqib and his pal Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin, who was driving, were chased by two vehicles, the court heard.
The chase ended when Saqib and Mohammed's vehicle smashed into a tree and erupted in a huge fireball on the A46 near Six Hills in Leicestershire.
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Prosecutor Colingwood Thompson KC yesterday told the opening of their trial at Leicester Crown Court: “This is a story of love, obsession, anger, attempt at extortion and ultimately murder."
He added: "A way had to be found to silence Saqib – either by causing him a really serious injury to warn him or to silence him forever by killing him.
"The revelation of the affair could have ruined Asreen Bukhari's marriage and damaged her reputation in her community.
"It could also have affected Mahek's relationship with her father because she knew about the affair.
"Mahek was a social influencer and had a large number of followers on TikTok and the revelations of the affair might have been damaging to her standing with her followers."
Saqib estimated he spent more than £2,000 on Ansreen during their three-year affair and demanded the money back, the court heard.
His actions likely "amounted to blackmail", the court heard.
Mr Thompson added: "They set a trap that seems to have been hatched on the afternoon of February 10.
"The idea was to lure Saqib into a meeting.
"Once at that meeting, he would be confronted with numerical superiority and it was hoped he would hand the phone over.
"If he was not prepared to hand the phone over they were willing to cause him a serious injury, if not silence him completely."
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