Frantic man screamed 'they're going to kill me' in 999 call moments before death

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Mahek Bukhari and her mother Ansreen Bukhari made the deadly plot after Saqib Hussain threatened to leak the affair (Image: PA)
Mahek Bukhari and her mother Ansreen Bukhari made the deadly plot after Saqib Hussain threatened to leak the affair (Image: PA)

A man desperately screamed that he was "going to die" as he begged for help from an emergency operator just moments before he was killed.

Saqib Hussain frantically dialled 999 after he realised he had been lured to his death by Ansreen Bukhari and her daughter Mahek.

He died alongside his friend Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin, both 21, during a high-speed chase set up by the Tunstall mum and daughter after Saqib had threatened to leak his sex tape with Ansreen.

During the chilling call, Saqib said: "I'm being followed by two vehicles and they're trying to block me in. I can't get to a police station - I need help right now.

Frantic man screamed 'they're going to kill me' in 999 call moments before death eideziqkeiqhhinvSaqib Hussain died after a high-speed car chase (PA)
Frantic man screamed 'they're going to kill me' in 999 call moments before deathMohammed Hashim Ijazuddin was also killed in the crash (PA)

"There's guys following me. They've got balaclavas on. They're trying to ram me off the road. They're trying to kill me - I'm going to die. They're hitting into the back of the car very fast. Please, I'm begging you, I'm going to die."

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The next sound heard by the 999 operator was a scream, before the call suddenly ended. The Skoda had left the road, crashed into a tree and burst into flames, reports Stoke-on-Trent Live. It comes after Ansreen struck up an affair with the young man, who she claims told her that he was 27. She met him after Mahek became a TikTok influencer and had started to take her mum to meet people across the country as she built her following.

It was reported that the couple would indulge in video chats during which Ansreen 'did things' at Saqib's request - later claiming she was unaware she was being recorded - including removing her clothes. He would send gifts to the home where she lived with her children and husband.

Frantic man screamed 'they're going to kill me' in 999 call moments before deathAnsreen said she wanted to end the affair (PA)

However, according to Ansreen, of George Eardley Close, she felt guilty and wanted to save her marriage. But when she tried to break things off with Saqib he would reportedly get angry. She said he would also lose his temper if she refused to take his video calls. And when she did summon the strength to end the relationship, Saqib was not said to have taken it well, threatening to release the compromising clips he had recorded during their video chats.

Panicking over the devastating consequences that could have on her marriage and Mahek's career, Ansreen said she confided in her daughter and confessed to the affair. Mahek was furious - and decided Saqib had to be silenced. He agreed to hand over the clips in exchange for £2,000 and meet Mahek at a Tesco car park in Leicestershire in February last year.

Frantic man screamed 'they're going to kill me' in 999 call moments before deathMahek Bukhari had gathered a huge following on TikTok (Police handout)

But when he arrived, eight people were waiting for him. Their aim was to take his phone and, according to prosecutors, if he did not hand it over, far worse. And when Saqib and his friend, Hashim Ijazuddin, sped away down the A46, Ansreen, Mahek and their six accomplices pursued in two cars. One of the vehicles, a Seat driven by Raees Jamal, made contact with the Skoda Saquib and Hashim were travelling in, with the chase reaching speeds of 100mph.

The Bukharis were both found guilty of murdering Saqib and Hashim on Friday. 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. Mohammed Patel was found not guilty of murder or manslaughter.

Monica Charsley

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