"She's trying to act like her daughter."
A former boyfriend of TikTok murderer Mahek Bukhari has told how she and her mother Ansreen would party 24/7 in a documentary.
ITV1’s TikTok: Murder Gone Viral detailed how police captured Mahek, her mother and five others.
They were responsible for the deaths of Saqib Hussain and Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin after the former threatened to expose his affair with Ansreen.
Mahek Bukhari is currently serving a minimum of 31 years in prison for murder.
The documentary also provided an insight into Mahek’s life.
Her former boyfriend Azhar revealed that the mother and daughter would go everywhere together, including shisha lounges and clubs.
Mahek, who had over 160,000 followers on TikTok, regularly used the latest TikTok trends for her content.
Her videos typically featured dance crazes, make-up tips and empowering messages with her mother.
They would attract thousands of likes.
During the documentary, Azhar revealed that he met Mahek during one of her livestreams.
He said: “I did not know if I would be able to talk to her. I’m quite cheeky so I would just flirt with her.
“She seemed genuine to me at that time, she seemed nice to me.”
“She would take her mum to shisha lounges, she would take her to clubs that they would get promoted for – paid for.
“They were living the high life, they were literally clubbing 24/7, going everywhere together… She’s trying to act like her daughter. It was really unusual.”
Other clips from the documentary showed Mahek saying:
“Me and Mum went Manchester the other day, just chilling, loving life, like I said mum’s my best friend, I’m always with her. Always with her!”
After Saqib was “lured” by the Bukharis, he and his friend were pursued by two cars along the A46.
Both men were killed when their car hit the central reservation barrier and collided with a tree, splitting in two and bursting into flames.
Saqib had made a harrowing 999 call to police before the line went dead.
After deliberating for more than 28 hours, jurors returned a verdict which found Mahek and Ansreen Bukhari guilty of two counts of murder.
Fellow defendants Rekhan Karwan and Raees Jamal were also found guilty of two counts of murder – while Natasha Akhtar, Ameer Jamal and Sanaf Gulamustafa were all found not guilty of murder, but guilty of two counts of manslaughter.
One man was cleared of all charges.
Judge Timothy Spencer KC pointed to the negative impact of social media during Mahek’s sentencing for the “callous” crime.
He said: “Your tawdry fame has made you utterly self-obsessed.”