Wichita, Kansas: An Indian-origin doctor, Achutha N Reddy, was reportedly stabbed to death in Kansas. The news of another Indian American’s death has sent shockwaves across the community that has faced a spate of attack in the last nine months. But in this particular case the suspect also seems to be from South Asia.
The 57-year old victim has been identified by police as Achutha N Reddy. The psychiatrist reportedly died after being stabbed multiple times near the Holistic Psychiatric Services building on Carriage Parkway in Wichita. The incident of stabbing reportedly took place on Wednesday evening at around 7.22 pm local time.
Police have reportedly arrested a 21-year-old suspect on charges of first-degree murder, officials said on Thursday. But there was no official word on the motive behind the murder or if the incident was a possible hate crime.
While talking about the incident, Police Lt. Todd Ojile said that the suspect and the victim, both were seen entering the clinic together. The suspect left and returned later. An office manager found him assaulting the doctor. The suspect then followed Reddy to the office’s alley where the doctor was stabbed multiple times.
A report while talking about the suspect’s identity says that the 21-year old suspect has been identified as Umar Rashid Dutt. When police arrived on the scene, they found Reddy in an alley behind the building. “A short time after officers arrived, at approximately 7:40, they were dispatched to a suspicious character call at the Wichita Country Club,” said Lt Todd Ojile of the Wichita police department. “The security guard at the country club observed an individual sitting in the car in the parking lot with blood on (him).”
Officials said that Dutt is being held on charges of first-degree murder. The police have said Dutt was a patient of the doctor and had been seen entering the premises.