The 18-year-old college student was severely injured in the incident and is going through treatment for injuries on her hands and face. Doctors have stated that her condition is stable.
TOI earlier reported the girl had scolded Rohith in front of his friends, following which he felt insulted and waited outside her house to attack her.
According to bystanders, he was reeking of liquor, the officer added.
Both Rohith and the girl were on good terms till he proposed marriage. She rejected the proposal stating that he did not have a job, said the investigating officer.
He later visited her house and asked her parents to allow him to marry her. They also rejected the marriage proposal and asked him to leave their daughter alone.
But, he would follow her every day when she was going to college and on her way back.
She had informed her parents that she was being repeatedly stalked by Rohith and they had warned him that they will file a police complaint but he didn’t mend his ways, reported TOI.