JOHOR BARU - Amy Liew would not usually let any man into her shop but she broke the rule on Saturday which led to her tragic fate.
Liew's husband Toh Qing Foo said she had opened the beauty care centre with her sister in February and everything had been running smoothly.
"They usually do not open the doors to men, but because there was a woman, they let the three people in," he said.
The three entered the shop in Taman Bukit Indah here at about 11.30am on the pretext of being customers.
Police had said that the 39-year-old victim was stabbed twice in the abdomen and had four slash wounds on her neck, one on her back and another on her right hand.
The assailants took a mobile phone, a laptop and some cash.
When met at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital here yesterday, Toh and Liew's family were clearly in shock over Liew's death.
Liew's mother wailed: "She did not die naturally. Someone killed my daughter!" .