Telangana psychiatrist murder in US: Accused was Dr Achutha Reddy's patient

Neighbours near Dutt's family home say he was kind and a very quiet young man. His father had once sent him to india to 'straighten' him, they recall.

Published: 15th September 2017 04:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2017 07:26 PM   |  A+A-

Umar Rashid Dutt (Screengrab)

By Online Desk

Umar Rashid Dutt, accused of stabbing a psychiatrist from Telangana in his clinic in Kansas City in the United States of America was not a violent person, say those who know him. The 21-year-old, however, did have some issues as a teenager.

Dutt was reportedly a patient of Dr Achutha Reddy. The murder took place at his clinic.

Dutt grew up in Wichita with his parents and sister. Graduating high school in 2014, he spent a few semesters at Wichita State University but didn't graduate.

"I don't think he thought college was the right path for him," Ryan Schrader, Dutt's high school tutor was quoted as saying by FactFinder12, a news website and affiliate of CBS News. Schrader, who currently lives in Seattle, goes on to say he taught Dutt mathematics for about three years while he was in high school. That is when he suspected that he had issues at home.

"There were often a lot of arguments between him and his parents. His mom would walk by and see that maybe he wasn't paying attention so she would be like 'Umar, you need to focus, you need to really care about your education'," Schrader was quoted as saying.

His parents wanted Dutt to pursue a career, for which he would need a college education but he wasn't too sure about college.

Schrader also said that there were times when Dutt would talk about how he would like to smoke and party a lot with his friends.

Neighbours near Dutt's family home say he was kind and a very quiet young man. His father had once sent him to india to 'straighten' him, they recall.

"Nothing really occurred to me that he might need help from a psychiatrist or a psychologist. I was just kind of thinking, well, he's just a rebellious teenager," Schrader said.

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