Nalgonda doctor stabbed to death in Wichita; one held

Dr Achutha Reddy was found dead outside the clinic in a back parking lot.

By Author   |   Published: 14th Sep 2017   6:24 pm Updated: 14th Sep 2017   9:51 pm
Achutha Reddy
Dr Achutha Reddy

Hyderabad: A psychiatry doctor, Achutha Reddy hailing from Nalgonda was stabbed to death in his holistic clinic in East Wichita, Kansas, late on Wednesday night. A man, identified as Umar Rashid Dutt, has reportedly been arrested in connection with the murder. 

According to information reaching here, the doctor, Achutha Reddy, in his 50s, hailed from Nalgonda and is an alumni of the Osmania Medical College, from where he graduated in 1986. He was practising in Wichita since 1989, and was running the Holistic Psychiatric Services in Wichita, apart from being affiliated to various hospitals in the region. 

As per reports in local media and from the Wichita Police, Dr. Reddy was stabbed to death at his holistic practice in shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday near Central and Edgemoor. According to Lieutenant Drew Seiler of the Wichita Police Department, a man, whose identity was yet to be ascertained, had entered into a conversation with Dr. Reddy and during the course of the conversation, stabbed the doctor multiple times.

The doctor was found dead outside the clinic in a back parking lot, Seiler said. Reports also said that a short time after the incident was reported, the suspect was found and taken into custody near the Wichita Country Club. Some reports suggested that a 21-year-old man was arrested. Local media quoted a Sedgwick County Jail booking report and said Umar Rashid Dutt of Wichita was the suspect, and that he was arrested from near the Wichita Country Club.

A fitness freak specializing in absolute yoga, often posting videos on the subject on YouTube, Dr. Reddy had completed his residency in psychiatry from the University of Kansas Medical School in Wichita.

Condolence messages from various quarters said Dr. Reddy was compassionate, caring and a ‘wonderful soul’.