Tiktok influencer denies involvement in crash that killed two men
At the Leicester Crown Court, it was alleged that TikTok influencer Mahek Bukhari had fabricated a false story about her role in a fatal crash that resulted in the deaths of Saqib Hussain and Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin.
Mahek Bukhari and her mother, Ansreen Bukhari, along with six others, were accused of killing the two 21-year-olds, who were forced off the road and killed in a collision on the A46. Despite evidence indicating that Mahek knew both victims before the crash, she denied any involvement in their deaths and claimed not to know them. However, CCTV footage and phone data showed that the three were in the same place just before the fatal crash.
Prosecutors claimed that a meeting had been arranged to stop Saqib from blackmailing Ansreen, who had been having an affair with him, which led to a chase down the A46. Mahek and her mother handed over their mobile phones to the police, but Mahek gave an incorrect pin number, which wiped all the data from the phone, making it difficult for the officers to track her movements. The prosecution alleged that Mahek had been "providing a false narrative" to cover her tracks, and had continued to lie even when confronted with evidence to the contrary. Mahek and the other defendants were accused of murder and manslaughter, but denied any wrongdoing. The trial is ongoing.
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