ITVX has commissioned a gripping new true-crime documentary, exploring the story of Mahek Bukhari – the TIKTOK influencer who was recently convicted of double murder alongside her mother, for the fatal crash on the A46.
The “tragic and disturbing” case of Mahek, from Stoke-on-Trent will be told as part of a three-part series called ‘TIKTOK: Murders Gone Viral,’ with each 60 minute episode telling the harrowing story of one individual case.
24-year-old Mahek gained a major TikTok following before she became involved in a murder plot, which culminated with a crash in February 2022, off the A46 at Six Hills.
She was found guilty of the the murders of Saqib Hussain and Hashim Ijazuddin, who were rammed off the road as part of a revenge attack for a blackmail plot led by Mr Hussain. The 21-year-old was threatening to reveal an explicit sex tape featuring Mahek’s mother Ansreen, with whom he’d been having an affair.
Ansreen was also found guilty of the men’s murders, as were Raees Jamal and Rekan Karwan, while three others were jailed for the pair’s manslaughter.
Following a trial at Leicester Crown court, Mahek, known online as MayBVlogs, was handed a 31-year sentence.
Produced by Nine Lives, the 60 minute episode will use extensive TIKTOK archive, providing an intimate insight into the killer.
The families of the two 21-year-old victims were involved in the telling of their tragic stories.
TIKTOK: Murders Gone Viral is commissioned for ITVX by Nicola Lloyd, Factual Commissioning Editor, and Sue Murphy, Head of Factual Entertainment.
Nicola said: “In an era where social media can turn ordinary lives into global spectacles, this series delves into the disturbing stories of crimes that captivated the world through TIKTOK. It’s a reflection of our fascination with the digital age and its impact on the darkest corners of human behaviour.”
Cat Lewis, Nine Lives CEO and Executive Producer, said: “It has been a privilege to work closely with the families of the young victims in these tragic cases to make TIKTOK: Murders Gone Viral and I hope the series will help to illuminate how individuals use coercive control, manipulation and violence.”
A release date for “TikTok: Murders Gone Viral” has not yet been released.