A protest by students of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) in Dwarka turned chaotic when one of the protesters, an engineering student, was hit by a car.
The incident happened on Friday evening, when 300 students had assembled at the university's Dwarka campus to protest the backlogs in their exams.
At 5:15pm, a Santro car ran over Ankit Malik — a second year student of GGSIPU's Northern India Engineering College.
"From 10am, we were all protesting with the students of GGSIPU against the backlogs that they had received in various subjects. Suddenly, a car came out of nowhere and hit one of the students," said Rohit Chahal, an ABVP member who was also present at the spot.
Police officials claimed that Malik, who received injuries on his shoulder, was rushed to the hospital.
"Malik was crossing the road, when Amit, the owner of the car, ran him over. We arrested Amit on the spot and a case has been registered under section 338 of the IPC for rash and negligent driving. Malik suffered grievous injuries on his left shoulder and a fracture and was admitted to Ayushman hospital," said additional commissioner of police (south west), AK Ojha.
The University's vice chancellor, who was out of station, dissociated himself with the protest. "We have nothing to do with this episode, because students of Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University had been protesting on behalf of IP University students," said DK Bandopadhyay, vice chancellor, GGSIPU.
Other university authorities claimed that no such incident had been brought to their notice.
"We have no news of any such incident. We know that a protest was going on, but we don't know if any student was hit or not," said another GGSIPU official.