Vastavam web: A prominent Indian-American doctor and yoga enthusiast has been killed allegedly by a compatriot who chased and stabbed him multiple times near his psychiatric clinic in the US state of Kansas, police said.Achutha Reddy, 57, who hailed from Telangana, was found dead with multiple knife wounds in an alley behind his Holistic Psychiatric Services clinic in East Wichita city on Wednesday, police said.Umar has been held on USD one million bond. According to Wichita State University, he was a former student and was last enrolled in the spring of 2015.
“His tragic loss will be felt by many. In today’s world mental health resources are stretched thin. Many looked toward Dr Reddy for help in their times of crisis. As many providers in the mental health profession, he offered hope to many suffering from mental illness,” Wichita Police Department said in a statement.In online videos, Reddy is seen performing an exercise he called “Absolute Yoga”. He was working with a number of hospitals in the region as a yoga and fitness expert.”Dr Reddy was an amazing, compassionate man that was kind and loving to anyone he met. He had a gift of knowing what each and everyone of us needed and gave it freely,” she said.
“He would often tell me you have to have freedom to live life to the fullest and this is how he lived his life. He thought of himself as our father and his job was to guide us to do well in our lives. He expected the best from all of us and we gave it to him with the same abandon he gave to us,” Trammel said.
The Indian-American community in Wichita has expressed shock over the incident.