TikTok Influencer and Her Mother Have Been Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for the Murder of Two Men in the UK
A British TikTok influencer and her mother have been sentenced to life imprisonment for their involvement in the murder of two men in a car crash. Mahek and her mother Ansreen Bukhari persuaded a group of people to kill two 21-year-old men, Saqib Hussain and Hashim Ijazuddin.
This was reported by The Guardian.
The "fatal" car chase occurred after Saqib Hussain threatened to expose a relationship with 46-year-old Ansreen.
The case was deliberated for three months in the Royal Court of Leicester, which determined that both mother and daughter were part of a group that organized the murder of the two men.
The group of criminals lured the victims to a Tesco car park in February of last year and then pursued them at speeds of up to 160 km/h, eventually crashing into their car.
Saqib Hussain and Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin died instantly when their car collided with a tree and caught fire.
It turned out that 46-year-old Ansreen Bukhari wanted to end her relationship with Saqib Hussain, but he reacted poorly to it.
Hussain threatened to send explicit photos of Ansreen to her lover if she didn't return $3,700 that he claimed to have spent on her.
On the morning of February 11, 2022, Mahek arranged to meet Hussain in a car park in Leicester, promising to give him the money.
However, when she arrived, she was accompanied by a group of 8 people. Most of them wore masks, and at least one had a weapon.
When Saqib and his close friend Hashim arrived at the car park, they quickly fled, but the group pursued them at high speed, resulting in the fatal crash.
In court, an audio recording was presented in which one of the deceased called the police and said, "They're trying to ram us. They're trying to ram us! They're trying to force us off the road. Please, I beg you, I'm going to die."
Then there was a scream, and the call ended with the sound of impact. The court concluded that the men's car had been intentionally forced off the road.
Judge Timothy Spencer Casey stated that Mahek Bukhari's fame as an influencer had made her "absolutely obsessed with herself."
"TikTok and Instagram lie at the heart of this case. It's the reason you, Mahek, dropped out of university. If you hadn't done that, you would have been a young graduate with your whole life ahead of you. Now, you'll be spending your best years in prison," Casey said.
The judge also believes that Ansreen Bukhari "got carried away" with the imagined glamour of her daughter's world, which led to her romantic involvement with Hussain.
24-year-old Mahek was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 31 years and 8 months.
And 46-year-old Ansreen was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 26 years and 9 months.
Other perpetrators were also sentenced to life imprisonment.
As previously reported by The Gaze, the UK government is considering the introduction of mandatory life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the most heinous murderers.
Earlier, a Manchester court sentenced nurse Lucy Letby to life imprisonment for "sadistic murders" of seven newborns and attempted murder of six other infants. She will have no possibility of pardon or early release.