Indian doctor stabbed in US: An Indian doctor was stabbed to death in Kansas state of the US. The deceased was identified as Achutha Reddy and hailed from Telangana, according to TV reports. Hate crime is suspected to be the reason behind the murder of the 57-year-old, the reports say. Meanwhile, One of Reddy’s patients has been arrested as a suspect, IANS reported. The accused was identified as Umar Rashid Dutt in jail booking records. He is a 21-year-old. Achutha Reddy’s death is the second killing in this year in Kansas after Srinivas Kuchibhotla was shot dead in February. Kuchibhotla was also from Telangana.
The attack on Reddy, 57, began in his clinic and ended in a nearby lane as the fleeing doctor was chased down by the assailant, the police said. Reddy, who introduced yoga in his treatment, was mourned by fellow doctors and the community, who held him in esteem. Police Lieutenant Todd Ojile said on Thursday in a media briefing video posted on the Wichita Police website that the office manager of Reddy’s Holistic Psychiatric Services heard a disturbance in the doctor’s office on Wednesday evening around 7 p.m. and saw the assault taking place when he went in.
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The manager tried to stop the attack allowing Reddy to flee, but he was chased by the assailant and killed in the second assault in an alley behind the clinic, Ojile said. He said that Reddy had several stab wounds and was pronounced dead by the emergency medical team that responded. The suspect was arrested near a country club a short time later when a security guard alerted police to a man covered with blood in a car, Ojile said.