New Delhi, Sep 29 (PTI) A man was shot dead by bike-borne robbers when he tried to catch hold of them in Anand Vihar area, police said Saturday. Also Read - Youth Shot Dead in UP's Prayagraj, Blamed Tablighi Jamaat of Spreading COVID-19

The deceased was identified as Mohit, a resident of Jagatpuri, they said. Also Read - Do Not Compel Students For Fee During Lockdown Period, Gautam Budh Nagar DM Directs Schools

The accident occurred Friday night when one Surender was carrying Rs eight lakh for his employer. Some bike-borne men arrived there and snatched money from him. Also Read - Amid Lockdown, Residents of Mathura Shower Petals at Police Vehicles | Watch Video

While they were fleeing the spot, Mohit tried to catch hold of them, but they opened fire following which Mohit sustained bullet injures, they said.

Mohit was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead, they said.

A case has been registered, the police said, adding they have got some clues about involvement of persons from bordering areas of Uttar Pradesh.

Police said they are conducting raids in those areas to trace the accused.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.