“For four days, five days, it’s not really a girlfriend,” a devastated Mr Azizi, who had been friends with Mr Thagipur for nine years since they arrived in Australia, said.
Mr Thagipur told Mr Azizi that he would delete Ms Musa’s number.
“‘I don’t care about her,’ he told me,” Mr Azizi said.
Police say the pair had been in a relationship, and Ms Musa became enraged upon arriving at the unit complex in Hill Road and finding another woman inside Mr Thagipur’s flat.
“They had been involved in a verbal argument a short time prior to the female entering the vehicle, where she drove at the male and killed him,” acting Superintendent Peter Glynn said on Sunday.
“The NSW Police Force takes very seriously all reports of domestic violence, and domestic violence perpetrators will be dealt with accordingly.”
On Sunday morning, the friends had planned to go food shopping together.
“We planned to go and buy groceries and to go to the supplement shop because on Monday we were going to start at the gym,” Mr Azizi said.
When Mr Thagipur did not answer his phone for hours, a worried Mr Azizi arrived at the unit complex, only to find police officers and camera crews, following his friend’s death.
Neighbour Naaz Ali, who called police after seeing the alleged attack, told Seven News that Ms Musa looked at Mr Thagipur “as though it was a canvas she painted” after she allegedly hit him.
“The man’s body was just so badly mangled, and blood, and I think I just lost my mind after that.”
“I’m totally shocked since I heard the news,” Hayu Priyanggono, who was a friend of Mr Thagipur when he lived in Western Australia, said.
“He is a really good man, kind, caring and easygoing,” she said. “He’s really friendly.”
Mr Thagipur lived in Perth until he moved to Sydney for work in November last year.
Ms Musa was taken to Auburn police station and charged with murder.
She was formally refused bail in Parramatta on Sunday and is due to reappear in Central Local Court on Thursday.
❏ Support is available by phoning the National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line 1800 737 732; Lifeline 13 11 14.
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Sally Rawsthorne is a Crime Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.