New Delhi, Nov 14:  A 63-year-old petrol pump owner who was on his way to deposit Rs 15 lakh cash in a bank here was shot at by an unidentified assailant on Tuesday. An auto-rickshaw driver, who tried to resist the robber was also left injured in the incident.

Talking to news agency IANS, police informed that the incident took place at around 9.30 AM, when the man named Kamaljeet Sethi, was on his way to the Federal Bank at Malviya Nagar in south Delhi.

Reportedly, the robber first tried to snatch the bag containing the cash at gunpoint from Sethi when he stepped out of his car. But when he resisted, the man fired a gunshot around his waist and escaped with the cash, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal said.

“An auto-rickshaw driver tried to stop the criminal but he too received a head injury,” the officer said. The robber escaped on a bike with his associates who had been waiting for him on a street corner.

Sethi, who owns a petrol pump on Aurobindo Marg and lives in Maharani Bagh, was rushed to the Max hospital in Saket where he was said to be out of danger.