The police on Sunday arrested Naveen Kumar alias Chhotu,a former employee of Sudhir Girdhar,who along with his wife Neena Girdhar were attacked on Friday. Sudhir died in the attack.
Naveen attacked the couple with the kitchen knife.
A resident of Nehru Nagar,Saharanpur,in Uttar Pradesh,Naveen was fired from the job around six months back.
Police Commissioner Nirmal Singh Dhillon said revenge was the main reason for the attack. As per statements given by accused,the victim used to humiliate him in public and told other shopkeepers not to give him a job, Dhillon said.
He said the police arrested the accused from a bus near Sherpur Chowk on Sunday.
The accused told the police that before attacking the couple on Friday,he disconnected power supply to their home at Ghumar Mandi.
Following the crime,the accused fled to Ambala and then Muzaffarnagar in UP and was arrested on his return to Ludhiana on Sunday.