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Man who stabbed, ran over doctor sentenced to life in prison

November 9, 2021 GMT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for stabbing a Wichita psychiatrist more than 160 times and running him over with a car four years ago.

Umar Dutt pleaded guilty in September to first-degree murder in the Sept. 13, 2017 death of Dr. Achutha Reddy. Prosecutors said Dutt was a client of Reddy’s.

Police found Reddy’s body in an alley behind Holistic Psychiatric Services and arrested Dutt after a security guard at the Wichita Country Club reported a suspicious person with blood on him sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot, KAKE-TV reported.

Police said an office manager heard a disturbance in Reddy’s office and found Dutt assaulting the doctor.

When the officer manager tried to stop the assault, Reddy fled. But Dutt caught up with him and stabbed him before running over him with a car, police said.