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HISAR: Spurned by a class­mate, an en­gi­neer­ing stu­dent of Guru Jhambesh­war Univer­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy hacked her to death in broad day­light at the univer­sity cam­pus on Mon­day.

Pradeep Nain, 21, a res­i­dent of Hisar, is a fi­nal-year stu­dent of BTech (me­chan­i­cal). He was close to 20-year-old Gi­tika, a fi­nal-year stu­dent of BTech (com­puter sci­ence), a res­i­dent of Hansi, who stayed at the univer­sity hos­tel.

But of late, the girl had dis­tanced her­self from Nain.

Frus­trated, around 5.45 pm on Sun­day, Nain at­tacked her with a sharp-edged weapon while she was sit­ting at the univer­sity’s shop­ping cen­tre.

Ra­jesh Mal­ho­tra, the proc­tor of the univer­sity, said the stu­dents present at the spot caught the youth and handed him over to the po­lice.

Univer­sity vice-chan­cel­lor Dr ML Ranga could not be con­tacted as he is away to the US.

This was the sec­ond in­ci­dent of its kind in the cam­pus.

On Au­gust 10, Chetan She­o­ran, 21, had stabbed 18year-old Var­sha Ya­dav, a stu­dent and hosteller, to death at the same spot for a sim­i­lar rea­son. The se­cu­rity staff had man­aged to over­power him and hand him over to the po­lice.

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