Three motorcycle-borne youths attacked Lovely Thakral, owner of a chemist store, Bharat Medicos, and his nephew Sahil last night.Police sources said Lovely and Sahil were about to go home after closing the shop around 11.15 pm at Aggarsain Chowk when the youths hit the former on the hand with sharp-edged weapons and snatched his cash bag containing about Rs 1.5 lakh.Sahil chased the assailants, but one of them fired at him. A bullet hit him in the abdomen. He was rushed to the local Civil Hospital, from where he was shifted to Dayanand Medical College (DMC), Ludhiana. Lovely was taken to Government Medical College, Faridkot.Chemists and traders led by Beopar Mandal president Ashok Gulbadhar, Chemists’ Association president Sandeep Bhusari and patron Dr KK Grover took out a protest march, demanding the arrest of the culprits. They presented a memorandum to SSP Narinder Bhargav.
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