Indian health minister's car injures two medicos after ink attack from protesters

JP Nadda was in AIIMS to inaugurate?five facilities at the hospital. Photograph:( AFP )

Bhopal, India Sep 17, 2016, 11.39 AM (IST)
India's health minister JP Nadda's official car injured two medicos while attempting to evade an angry group of students demanding better facilities at their medical college in Bhopal, located in central India and roughly 775 km from Mumbai. 

Two women studying at India's prominent medical college All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) were injured when the car carrying the health minister ran over their foot, according to a Times of India report.

One of the students even fainted at the spot, the report suggested. The duo, both third year medical students, was then rushed to the hospital.

Nadda had come under an ink attack from about 50 students during his visit to the facility today. 

Students later said they were compelled to throw marker ink at the minister as he didn't stop to listen to their problems, India media agency ANI reported.

"We wanted him (Nadda) to stop and hear us out. But he didn't," an unnamed student said.

Students bemoaned that half the department at the apex healthcare institute has remained non-functional for years now. 

Nadda was at the institute to inaugurate five facilities at the hospital. 

(WION with inputs from agencies)