An Indian doctor hailing from Telangana was stabbed to death in Kansas state of the United States, as per the information reaching his family in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Achutha Reddy, a psychiatrist, was murdered in his clinic in East Wichita, on Wednesday night. US police have arrested a young man.
Addressing media persons, the Wichita police department said that the murder was reported at 7:22pm, while another call was received at 7:40pm from the security guard of Wichita Country Club who noticed a suspicious character sitting in a parking lot.
Informed sources quoted the US police as saying that the assailant, aged 21, repeatedly stabbed the doctor after a conversation. It was not yet clear if the attacker was his patient.
Reddy was affiliated to some other hospitals in the region. He was a specialist in absolute yoga.
Hailing from Nalgonda district, Reddy graduated from Osmania Medical College in 1986. He later moved to the US, where he completed his residency in psychiatry from the University of Kansas Medical School in Wichita.
His friends, family and patients expressed their condolences.