Sacked employee fires at HR head

Sacked employee fires at HR head

Enraged at being terminated from service, a man, along with an accomplice, on Friday reportedly opened fire and injured the head of the human resource wing of a Japanese company, following which the two accused were arrested, police said.

The incident took place around 9 am when the victim, Dinesh Sharma, the HR head of Mitsuba, was going to his office in IMT, Manesar, in a car.

"Two persons on a bike tried to intercept Dinesh Sharma's car at gunpoint. When he did not stop but accelerated the vehicle instead, the pillion rider opened fire aiming to kill Sharma," Gurgaon Police PRO Ravinder Kumar said.

Sharma suffered two bullet injuries, he said.

"The attackers, later identified as Joginder and Daya Chand Master, managed to escape from the spot. Some passersby called the police and Sharma was admitted to Rockland Hospital. He is said to be out of danger," Kumar said.

"We have arrested the main accused Joginder and Daya Chand, while a hunt is on for one Krishan and others who are also involved," Kumar said.  

Earlier, Sharma had sacked Joginder over his alleged "unprofessional behaviour", the officials said.

Joginder later threatened Sharma with dire consequences but the HR head did not take his warning seriously, the officer said.

"We have registered a case under relevant sections (of the Indian Penal Code) against Joginder and his accomplice. The investigation is underway and raids are being conducted at all possible hideouts of the attackers. We will arrest them soon," the PRO said.