A 45-year-old man was critically injured after being shot at by robbers, who had come to steal buffaloes from his dairy in Bakhtawarpur village near Rohini on Tuesday morning.
The accused managed to flee in a pickup truck. The victim, Vinod Kumar, was shot in his chest and is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
Kumar, who was sleeping at the dairy, heard the noise of a truck around 4am. Moments later, he saw a group of men trying to load the dairy’s buffaloes in the pickup truck. Vinod raised an alarm in an effort to wake up other members of his family.
Startled, the criminals made a dash towards their truck in a bid to escape but Kumar continued to chase them. One of the accused then shot him in his chest, before fleeing away.
CCTV footage from the adjoining areas is being analysed to ascertain the sequence of events, said a senior police officer.