A wood trader of Delhi was shot at and robbed on Monday by a former employee in Vaishali area of Ghaziabad, police said.
Fakruddin, who was running a contract business in Ghaziabad, was approached by Feroz, a carpenter who had earlier worked for him with a request to be re-employed.
Fakruddin agreed and was taking him to the site of the work in Vaishali, when Feroz allegedly took out a pistol and shot at Fakruddin. Local residents rushed to the spot on hearing the shot, but Feroz had fled with Fakruddin's bag containing Rs175,000 and some documents.
The injured Fakruddin was rushed to a local hospital where doctors said his condition was critical as the bullet had hit him in the chest.
Superintendent of police (city) Anant Dev said Feroz had an old enmity with Fakruddin and, under the pretext of requesting him for work, came in contact and shot him after finding an opportunity.