A 52-year-old woman was stabbed to death and robbed by two men while she was jogging with her daughter at the Bukit Gasing trail in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, on Saturday.
At about 4.30pm, Ms Ong Ai Sam was with her daughter when they were approached by two men armed with knives, reported Malaysia's The Star.
The men, who wore full-face helmets, demanded the victim hand over her belongings, but Ms Ong shouted to her 17-year-old daughter, telling her to run to safety.
She selflessly blocked the two suspects while her daughter tried to get help from other pedestrians in the area.
Sources revealed that the suspects stabbed her before escaping with her belongings.
Ms Ong's daughter returned to the scene with another woman and found her mother lying in a pool of blood.
Ms Ong was rushed to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, but she died 20 minutes later on the way there.
Petaling Jaya police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Arjunaidi Mohamad said the police are collecting CCTV footage from nearby houses.
"We believe the motive was murder. We hope to identify the suspects soon with the assistance of the victim's daughter and anyone who might have seen the incident," he said.
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