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Businessman shot at during robbery bid

Businessman shot at during robbery bid

Ghaziabad: A businessman was today shot at when he allegedly tried to resist a robbery bid in Vasundhara, police said.

The man, a vegetable wholesaler, was shot at around 5 am while he was going to the market along with his father in his car, they said.

Senior superintendent of police H N Singh said that the victim was carrying Rs 3 lakh.

When their car reached at the Vasundhara-Indirapuram intersection, a swift overtook their car and allegedly forced them to stop.

Two of the five assailants smashed the window pane of the car and took them on gun point, the official said.

The victim tried to resist their robbery bid when the robbers allegedly shot at him in his mouth and snatched their bag, he said.

The man was admitted to a hospital, where he is recovering, he said.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the robbers were chasing them from their house of Chiranjiv Vihar of the Kavinagar police station area, the official added.

PTI