Affidavit: Wichita doctor stabbed approximately 165 times

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Dr. Achutha Reddy (left) and Umar Rashid Dutt Dr. Achutha Reddy (left) and Umar Rashid Dutt

A court document released Thursday says a psychiatrist who was killed at his east Wichita office last month was stabbed about 165 times. 

Umar Dutt, 21, is charged with first-degree murder in the September 13 death of Dr. Achutha Reddy behind his office on Carriage Parkway. Dutt is being held on $1 million bond.

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An arrest affidavit said the person who called 911 that evening said Dr. Reddy had been stabbed and the suspect ran out of the back of the business, still in possession of the knife. 

Officers arrived to find Reddy outside on the ground. He had multiple stab wounds, blunt force trauma, and it appeared he had been run over by a vehicle, the document said. Reddy was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A short time later, a security guard at the Wichita Country Club observed a gold Toyota Camry pull into the parking lot. He had not seen the vehicle there before and went to write down the license plate number, 027-HZR. 

The security guard "observed the driver was still in the vehicle and slumped down into the passenger seat." The guard contacted the driver, who said he had been beat up. He had on khaki shorts that were saturated in blood. 

The guard asked the driver, "Do you have any weapons?" and the driver responded "I took the knife from them." 

Authorities were called to the country club and took the driver, identified as Umar Dutt, into custody and transported him to a local hospital. Once at the hospital, it was discovered that Dutt was not injured. 

On Dutt's vehicle, authorities later observed what appeared to be blood in the tire tread. The front passenger side bumper also appeared to have blood on it.

Investigators learned Dutt arrived Dr. Reddy's office prior to the stabbing and a witness saw him possibly texting. At 7:05 p.m., the witness heard Dr. Reddy calling for help from his office. She went into Reddy's office where she saw Dutt stabbing Reddy multiple times, the affidavit says.

The witness, an employee of Dr. Reddy, "was able to separate Dutt from Achutha briefly and Achutha ran out the back of the business and was followed by Dutt."

An autopsy found that Dr. Reddy suffered approximately 165 "sharp force trauma injuries."

The affidavit notes that Dutt was an ongoing patient of Dr. Reddy. 

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