Indian doctor stabbed to death in USA, patient arrested

Telugu origin doctor stabbed to death in Kansas

A doctor has been stabbed to death at his holistic psychiatric practice in Kansas and police have arrested one of his clients in the killing.

A 21-year-old man, later identified as Umar Rashid Dutt was arrested near Wichita Country Club on suspicion of killing Dr Reddy.

Deaths of Indians in the U.S. have in the past been due to hate-crimes or attacks by Americans, such as the murder of 32-year-old techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla who was murdered in a Kansas bar by a man who shouted: "Get out of my country". The 21-year-old suspect however followed Reddy into an alley outside the building, where he allegedly stabbed him numerous times, Ojile said.

The incident took place on Wednesday evening.

Dutt, who was later located in a parking spot with blood on him, has been arrested.

Ojile said investigators expect the case to be presented to the district attorney's office on Friday.

Umar has been held on United States dollars one million bond.

According to IANS, Reddy, 57, who hails from Telangana, was assaulted in his office in Reddy's Holistic Psychiatric Services.

Dutt was reportedly a patient of Dr Achutha Reddy. A disturbance was heard after they went into an office.

The death of Dr. Achutha Reddy leaves a hole in the mental health community in Wichita. "He had a gift of knowing what each and every one of us needed and gave it freely", Brenda Trammel, a psychotherapist at his clinic, told Kansas Eagle. He had also done an internship at the St. Louis University and a residency at the Kansas University School of Medicine-Wichita in 1998. "His mom would walk by and see that maybe he wasn't paying attention so she would be like "Umar, you need to focus, you need to really care about your education", Schrader was quoted as saying.

"With a heavy heart, we regret to inform our community, that a member of our Wichita Indian Community has lost his life last night".

"As officers receive more training in dealing with people in crisis, we understand the great service psychiatrist and other providers offer to those in need".

In February, Srinivas Kuchibotla was killed by a man who shouted: "Get out of my country".

Related News: