A 31-year-old woman who was hit and killed by a freight train after jumping onto the tracks to retrieve her phone was a mother of young children, Daily Mail Australia can reveal.
Mandy Bellamy and her partner Aroulen Chinnien, 25, were on the platform at Berowra train station, on Sydney’s northern outskirts, around midnight on Friday when they began arguing.
During the fight, Chinnien, nicknamed “Vin”, knocked the phone out of Bellamy’s hands and threw it onto the tracks.
While going to retrieve her phone, Chinnien noticed a freight train approaching and jumped to try to save her.
Both were tragically run over and died at the scene.
Mandy Bellamy, 31 (pictured), tragically died after being hit by a freight train.
He was recovering his phone that his teammate Aroulen Chinnien (pictured) threw onto the tracks. He also died after jumping to try to save her when he saw the train approaching her.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal Ms Bellamy was a Hawkesbury local who grew up in the area. As a teenager, she attended Asquith Girls High School in Sydney and Henry Kendall High School in Gosford.
Daily Mail Australia understands Bellamy’s children live on an interstate.
Mr Chinnien was also local and the accident took place just meters from his family home, where he lived with his parents.
A local resident, who did not want to be identified, said she was shocked by the tragic news.
She said she was Mrs. Bellamy’s neighbor many years ago.
“Their kids used to play with mine,” he said.
“I found out last week in the pub.”
Bellamy had been dealing with legal issues in recent months after she was charged with crimes related to domestic violence against an adult family member multiple times throughout 2023.
One of those incidents resulted in Ms Bellamy being placed on an 18-month community corrections order, which was active at the time of her death, after she pleaded guilty to breaching an AVO.
No legal domestic violence cases were brought into the court system in relation to Ms Bellamy and Mr Chinnien and it is unclear whether any reports of that nature were ever made to the police.
Pictured: Berowra railway station (pictured), in Sydney’s north, where the tragedy unfolded at midnight on February 2.
It is understood the couple had recently started dating.
Devastated loved ones have left bouquets and notes along the path leading to the train station in a makeshift memorial for the young mother.
One sign read, “We all love and miss you so much already,” while another read, “Gone but will never be forgotten.”
Meanwhile, other friends and family have shared heartwarming posts online.
“Rest in peace, my beautiful cousin,” wrote Helen Watts.
“You deserved much better than (sic) this.”
“Rest in peace, my number one photographer,” said his friend Jack Dimmock.
‘You will always have a place in my heart. Enjoy all the food and liquor there and try to save me some.
Chinnien’s cousin, Rajagopalen Aroomougum Carpanen, said he remembered holding him on his lap when he was a baby.
Locals say they are still struggling to understand what happened at the train station (pictured) last week.
Mandy’s relatives have paid tribute at the train station with bouquets of flowers, candles and notes
One bouquet read: ‘For Mandy. We all love you.’
‘You have a special place in my heart that I really can’t define in words. Together we create beautiful memories; either before traveling abroad or when I was on holiday in Mauritius,” she said.
‘Moments in time that will always be a part of me.
‘Rest in peace Aroulen, my adorable cousin.’
A week later, locals are still coming to terms with the tragedy, which has shaken the Berowra community, which has a population of just over 4,700 people.
“No one really wants to talk about it,” one man told Daily Mail Australia.
‘What happened was so horrible. “I think it’s still very raw.”
The tragedy is being treated as a case of misadventure, with officers from the Kuring Gai Police Area Command investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.