Cost of Subsidized Medicines: Pharmacist arrested for assaulting doctor for allegedly spoiling his business
The MBBS doctor also provided medicines to his patients which reportedly hampered the business of a local pharmacist as the patients preferred seeing the doctor over the pharmacist.
Bengaluru: A pharmacist has been arrested for assaulting and threatening the doctor of murder for allegedly obstructing pharma business by not closing his clinic which the doctor runs for the underprivileged patients.
The matter relates to a 33-year old general physician who owns a Clinic at Mangammanapalya for the past couple of years. The doctor is known to treat poor patients at a nominal fee.
Besides, the doctor also provided medicines to his patients which reportedly hampered the business of a local pharmacist as the patients preferred seeing the doctor over the pharmacist.
Aggrieved by this, on July 21 (Sunday) around 11 in the morning the pharmacist barged into the doctor's clinic and pulled down the shutters. He then started breaking the medical devices kept inside the clinic including blood pressure (BP) apparatus. He abused the doctor while asking him to shut down the clinic.
However, the doctor continued his service as usual. Later, on August 1 (Thursday) during 8 pm, the pharmacist came back along with a group of four associates and gave the doctor a deadline of two days to move his health centre failing which his family would be murdered.
With increased threats, the doctor moved the Bandepalya police filing a complaint against the pharmacist.
On the other hand, the pharmacist complained to the drug control department and alleged that the doctor was a fraud and sold medicines illegally. However, the official concerns visited the clinic and found no such violation and gave the doctor a clean chit, reports Deccan Herald.
Thereafter, the cops arrested the pharmacist for assault, criminal intimidation and wrongful restraints.