KUALA KRAI - A 26-year-old mother of three died after she was found with stab wounds and wrapped in a bed sheet by the roadside about 100m from her home in Kampung Batu Papan, Gua Musang.
Yashmin Fauzi, a police volunteer reservist, was discovered by her husband at about 2.40am yesterday.
Investigations revealed that she might have been raped as well.
It was also believed that the alleged attack took place in the house, where Yashmin was in with her three sons aged six, five and five months.
Kelantan police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mazlan Lazim said two suspects, aged 22 and 19, were arrested.
A machete, which was suspected to be the murder weapon, was also recovered.
"The 22-year-old suspect, who knew the victim, was arrested at 2pm at Kampung Tanah Putih. He has a criminal record involving drug abuse," he said.
"Two hours later, the second suspect was arrested at one of the makeshift tents set up for flood victims at Bandar Baru Gua Musang."
The suspects, he said, robbed the victim of RM250 and both were familiar with the area.
"We are not excluding the possibility that the victim was also raped. This only will be known after the post-mortem report is made," he added.
He said the victim was pronounced dead at 6.40am while being rushed to the general hospital here.
Yashmin's husband Mohd Azrul Isahak, 30, also a police volunteer reservist, said his wife was in a pool of blood with wounds on her neck and hands.
She was in a semi-conscious state then, he added.