Madurai: Pharmacist arrested for giving children tablets

Police arrest the owner of a medical shop in Madurai city, Madurai . The shop was suspected of selling prescription drugs to students of nearby school .

MADURAI: The owner of a medical shop in Kamarajar Salai, Madurai city, was arrested on Friday after being discovered to be selling tablets without a medical prescription to some school children.His store was also shut down by police.According to investigators, a licensed medical shop on Kamarajar Salai was suspected of offering prescription drugs to students of a nearby school without a doctor's notice.A police team from the Teppakulam police station conducted a search at the shop and confiscated the tablets used to treat neurological disorders after a tip-off.

Police arrested Thangaraj, the owner of the store, and his associates for selling the prescription drugs in the manner they were supposed to.Following an investigation, they are also planning to recommend sealing the shop.