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Two bike-borne assailants are said to have tried to intercept the car, but when the the HR head did not stop the pillion rider shot at him. [Representational image]Wikimedia Commons
  • The HR head of Mitsubishi's Gurgaon office was shot at on Thursday
  • Two bike-borne assailants tried to intercept HR head Dinesh Sharma's car
  • When he did not stop, the pillion rider shot at him
  • While Dinesh is out of danger, the accused is still at large 

A disgruntled employee, who had been sacked from Mitsubishi's Gurgaon office, allegedly opened fire and injured the Human Resources head of the Japanese company on Thursday, June 7.

The incident took place around 9 am when Dinesh Sharma, the HR head of the company, was on the way to his office in Manesar. Two bike-borne assailants are said to have tried to intercept his car, but when the victim did not stop the pillion rider shot at Dinesh. The HR head sustained two gunshot injuries, while the attackers fled the scene. A hunt to arrest them has already been launched. 

"The attackers, one of whom was later identified as Joginder, managed to escape from the spot. Some passersby called the police and Dinesh was admitted to Rockland Hospital where he is said to be out of danger," the Press Trust of India quoted Gurgaon Police PRO Ravinder Kumar as saying.

The victim's father Rati Ram Sharma explained that he had to undergo a surgery and two bullets, which had penetrated his back. 

Dinesh has sacked Joginder on a few months ago for "unprofessional behaviour" and the latter had threatened that the HR head would face dire consequences for the step. However, Dinesh did not take his warning seriously. His father said that the sacked employee had been threatening Dinesh and had even approached him several times demanding that he be taken back, but Dinesh clearly said that his termination could not be cancelled.

Meanwhile, the FIR says that there could be "seven-eight other people" involved in the threats and the attack. "We have registered a case under relevant sections against Joginder and his accomplice. Investigation is underway and raids are being conducted at all possible hideouts of the attackers. We will arrest them soon," the PRO added.