Rajesh Malhotra, proctor of the university, told this reporter that the students present at the spot caught the assailant and handed him over to police. Gitika, a resident of Hansi, was a hosteller.
The two were reportedly close to each other, but of late the girl had distanced herself from Nain, a resident of Hisar, and out of frustration he committed the crime.
Vice-chancellor Dr ML Ranga could not be contacted as he is away to the US.
In a similar incident, on August 10, Chetan Sheoran (21) had stabbed Varsha Yadav (18), a student of the university and a hosteller, to death at the same spot for a similar reason. The security staff had overpowered him and handed him over to the police.