A jilted lover accused of mowing down her former flame in a jealous rage after she found another woman in his apartment had dated him for less than a week, his friend claims.
Jackline Musa, 44, allegedly got behind the wheel of her Toyota Kluger at 8.30pm on Saturday night following an argument with 31-year-old painter Payman Thagipur.
She allegedly drove into him, pinning him against the wall of the car park in his apartment complex in the Sydney suburb of Wentworth Point.
Despite the best efforts of emergency services, Mr Thagipur died at the scene.
Police say the alleged attack was fuelled by jealously when Ms Musa realised her former lover may have been involved with someone else.
But close friend Samuel Azizi – who had known Mr Thagipur for nine years – said he never met Ms Musa and claimed the pair barely knew each other.
Payman Thagipur (pictured) was treated at the scene by police until New South Wales ambulance paramedics arrived but he died a short time later
Payman Thagipur was allegedly hit by his ex-partner Jackline Musa (pictured), 44, after the pair got into a fight at a car park of a unit complex
‘He told me that he knew that girl for seven days, maybe less days. He wasn’t interested and she wasn’t his ex-girlfriend,’ Mr Azizi told Sydney Morning Herald.
‘For four days, five days, it’s not really a girlfriend.’
Mr Azizi claimed his friend said ‘I don’t really care about her’ and told him he would delete her number.
The friends had planned to go food shopping together on Sunday morning.
When Mr Thagipur didn’t answer his phone, Mr Azizi drove to the apartment block on Hill Road and found a crime scene swarming with police.
A friend claimed that Payman Thagipur, left, barely knew his alleged killer before she mowed him down
Samuel Azizi – who had known Mr Thagipur for nine years – said his friend planned to delete Ms Musa’s number
Naaz Ali lived next door to Mr Thagipur and said she witnessed the alleged attack from just metres away.
Her hands shook as she recalled the moment Ms Musa allegedly walked by her former lover’s mangled body and admired it ‘as though it was a canvas she painted’.
‘The man’s body was just so badly mangled and blood and I think I just lost my mind after that,’ she told 7 News.
She said she was the one who first raised the alarm with police.
Residents inside the apartment complex said the whole building shook after the collision in the car park.
Naaz Ali lived next door to Mr Thagipur and said she witnessed the alleged incident from just metres away (the car park pictured)
Police tried to calm Mr Thagipur and make him comfortable as he took his final breaths (pictured: police surrounding the victim)
One said: ‘He was on his side, in the corner, struggling to breath.’
Confronting footage has since emerged of police officers trying to revive Mr Thagipur while he lay dying of the car park floor.
‘Mate, keep breathing, don’t stop breathing,’ an emergency worker could be heard saying in a video released by the network.
‘You’re doing well mate, you’re doing well. Stay with us.’
Police tried to calm Mr Thagipur and make him comfortable as he took his final breaths.
Friends gathered at the scene to grieve the loss of Mr Thagipur, who was described as a ‘gentle man’.
Police allege the pair got into an argument before the woman got in the vehicle and deliberately struck the man in the car park (pictured)
They said he had only recently moved into the unit complex with a dog named Coco.
Musa was arrested and taken to Concord Hospital under police guard for treatment and mandatory testing before she was charged with murder.
She appeared at Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday morning where she was refused bail and will remain in prison until another court appearance on Thursday.
Police said the entire incident was captured on CCTV and there had been numerous witnesses at the scene.
Emergency services were called to a car park at a unit complex (pictured) on Hill Road near Half Street, Wentworth Point just after 8.30pm on Saturday night
Police said witnesses have been traumatised by what they saw and described the scene as ‘chaotic’.
A man and a woman, believed to be Musa’s children, told The Daily Telegraph that they were not aware of incident when approached at her home in Quakers Hill on Sunday.
They said they had not heard from their mother since Saturday night and had assumed she was at work.
The man said he was not aware that his mother had ever had a boyfriend and had never heard of Mr Thagipu.