Deprived of sedatives, a gang attacks a pharmacist in Coimbatore – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

COIMBATORE: A pharmacist was stabbed and attacked with a knife by four people on Friday night near the SIHS settlement near Singanallur in Coimbatore, after he refused to give them sedatives without a prescription. The victim, identified as S Mohankumar (39) from Karunanidhi Nagar, owns Sri Ganapathy Clinic and Pharmacy on SIHS Colony road.

He had gone to the store at around 10.45pm on Friday to bring a key to his store, when four people came in an autorickshaw, three of whom burst into the store and demanded sedatives and painkillers. After he refused to give them the pills without a prescription, they attacked him with a knife and he suffered cuts on both hands. The gang then left the scene and boarded the autorickshaw, where the fourth person was waiting for them. Mohankumar was admitted to a private hospital in Mettupalayam road by his family.

“They had a weapon like a sickle. They were already drunk and threatened me with a gun. When I refused to give them sedatives or painkillers, they attacked me and started looking for drugs. They learned that I had alerted my family by phone and therefore left the place,” Mohankumar said. Coimbatore City Police formed two special teams to arrest the culprits.

Meanwhile, on Saturday evening, members of Kovai Mavatta Marunthu Vanigar Sangam (Coimbatore District Medicine Sellers Association) condemned the incident and submitted a petition to the Commissioner of Coimbatore, demanding strict action against the gang, which has attacked the pharmacist.

COIMBATORE: A pharmacist was stabbed and attacked with a knife by four people on Friday night near the SIHS settlement near Singanallur in Coimbatore, after he refused to give them sedatives without a prescription. The victim, identified as S Mohankumar (39) from Karunanidhi Nagar, owns Sri Ganapathy Clinic and Pharmacy on SIHS Colony road. He had gone to the store at around 10.45pm on Friday to bring a key to his store, when four people came in an autorickshaw, three of whom burst into the store and demanded sedatives and painkillers. After he refused to give them the pills without a prescription, they attacked him with a knife and he suffered cuts on both hands. The gang then left the scene and boarded the autorickshaw, where the fourth person was waiting for them. Mohankumar was admitted to a private hospital in Mettupalayam road by his family. “They had a weapon like a sickle. They were already drunk and threatened me with a gun. When I refused to give them sedatives or painkillers, they attacked me and started looking for drugs. They learned that I had alerted my family by phone and therefore left the place,” Mohankumar said. Coimbatore City Police formed two special teams to arrest the culprits. Meanwhile, on Saturday evening, members of Kovai Mavatta Marunthu Vanigar Sangam (Coimbatore District Medicine Sellers Association) condemned the incident and submitted a petition to the Commissioner of Coimbatore, demanding strict action against the gang, which has attacked the pharmacist.

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