A businessman, who is an accused in a murder case and undergoing treatment in a hospital here in police custody, was shot at and injured by three unidentified armed men on Saturday.

Dahni Ram Yadav, a rice miller and resident of Zaidpur area of neighbouring Ambedkarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh was admitted to Faizabad district hospital for treatment after he complained problem in his chest, police sources said.

He was being guarded by two armed police constables who at the time of incident were in the hospital.

The sources said three armed persons entered the hospital ward early on Saturday morning and fired at Dhani Ram Yadav from point blank range and fled away.

According to the police, constables Ajay Kumar and Raj Kumar, who were on guard duty with Dhani Ram Yadav, have been suspended.- PTI