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Indian doctor in US chased, stabbed to death; patient arrested

An Indian-origin doctor was stabbed to death near his clinic in Kansas, US.

One of his patients has been arrested as a suspect in the crime, according to police.

Achutha Reddy’s death in Witchita on Wednesday is the second killing this year of an Indian in Kansas where Srinivas Kuchibhotla was shot dead in February.

Both hailed from Telangana.

The attack on Reddy began in his clinic and ended in a nearby lane as doctor was chased down by the assailant, the police said.

According to Wichita Police website the office manager of Reddy’s heard a disturbance in the doctor’s office on Wednesday evening around 7 pm and saw the assault taking place when he went in.

The manager tried to stop the attack allowing Reddy to flee, but he was chased by the assailant and killed.

He said that Reddy had several stab wounds and declared dead by medical team.

The suspect was arrested near a country club a short time later and he was still in custody.

Besides running the Holistic Psychiatric Services, Dr Reddy was affiliated to various hospitals in the region and was known to be a yoga and fitness expert.


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