Infuriated at being terminated, a sacked employee and his accomplice opened fire on Thursday and injured a Gurgaon-based Japanese company’s human resources head, police said.

The incident occurred at around 9 am when the victim, Binesh Sharma, HR head of Mitsubishi, was on his way to the office in IMT, Manesar.

Two persons on a bike tried to intercept Sharma’s car at gun point. When he did not stop but accelerated, the pillion rider opened fire aiming to kill Sharma, Gurgaon Police PRO Ravinder Kumar told PTI.

Sharma suffered two gunshot injuries, he added.

“The attackers, one of whom was later identified as Joginder, managed to escape.

“Some passersby called the police and Sharma was admitted to Rockland Hospital, where he is said to be out of danger, Kumar said.

On Wednesday, Sharma had sacked an employee, Joginder, over his allegedly unprofessional behaviour, officials said. Joginder later threatened Sharma of dire consequences but the HR head did not take the warning seriously, the police PRO added.

“We have registered a case under relevant sections against Joginder and his accomplice. Investigation is underway and raids are being conducted. We will arrest them soon,” the PRO said.