A court learned that TIKTOK star Mahek Bukhari’s mother had an affair with an 18-year-old woman who secretly filmed her sexual acts.
Mahek Bukhari, 23, her mother Ansreen Bukhari, 45, and six other people are believed to have murdered Saqib Hussain, 21, and his pal Hashim Ijazuddin.
Ansreen appeared at Leicester Crown Court today to testify at the trial, as reported by Leicester Live.
The 45-year-old told the jury she met Mr Hussain when he was 18 but claimed the teenager lied about his age and told her he was 27.
According to Ansreen, they began a sexual relationship around this time, about three years before his death.
The court heard they met at a Birmingham hotel to have sex for the first time.
But things got dangerous, and the defendant got “scared” when he didn’t let her call it off, she claimed.
Defense attorney Patrick Upward KC questioned his client about the pornographic content filmed during online sex chats with the teenager.
She said Mr Hussain had, for example, asked her to undress, but insisted she did not know it was being recorded.
She told the court: “He told me to do things I didn’t know he was recording.
“If I didn’t take his video calls, he would get mad,” she added, referring to the time their relationship was “getting from bad to worse.”
In 2021, the couple met and had sex a second time in London, at a Premier Inn – originally booked for the accused and her daughter Mahek.
She told the court, “I’ve wanted to finish it a number of times, but it just didn’t work out that way.”
When asked if she wanted to have sex, she said “not really,” but didn’t claim she was forced to.
According to the 45-year-old, the 18-year-old also sent numerous gifts to her home address.
She lived on the Stoke estate with her husband, son and Mahek and told the court she had repeatedly tried to end the affair.
But she claimed it angered her younger lover, adding, “He used to call me names and it just wasn’t nice — the phrase he used to say.”
She maintained her reasoning that she had not contacted the police because she feared the affair would be exposed.
“I was too scared that the police would come to my house and my husband and family would find out,” she said.
Finally, the mother of her daughter admitted the relationship at the end of 2021.
“She was angry. She said ‘I can’t believe what you just told me’. She was very angry,” said the defendant.
Prosecutors in this case allege that eight defendants attempted to ‘ambush’ Mr Hussain at the Tesco in Hamilton, Leicester.
They argue that the defendants intended to pretend to pay him £3,000 in exchange for Ansreen’s gifts.
He arrived at Tesco with his friend Hashim Ijazuddin, who was behind the wheel, but left the car park within seconds.
The court was told the defendants followed him in two cars up the A46 at a speed of around 100mph.
Mr Hussain and Mr Ijazuddin came off the expressway at around 1.30am on Friday 11 February last year and crashed into a tree, killing them both.
The process goes on.