A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his wife in Rani Bagh here on Sunday.

Harpal Singh had allegedly attacked his wife Jaspreet Kaur with a sugarcane chopper inside her beauty parlour on Sunday night causing serious injuries. He then fled the spot. Jaspreet, who had sustained deep cuts on the head, later died at the AIIMS trauma centre. Harpal was arrested on Monday and he purportedly confessed to having committed the murder.

“Jaspreet had banned Harpal from coming home since he is a habitual drunkard and a drug addict. He used to sleep inside the car. When Harpal went to Jaspreet to sort out the matter, she abused him in the presence of one of her employees. He felt insulted and attacked her with the chopper that he was carrying,” said a senior police officer.