Indian-origin paediatrician shoots physician, self in US

Houston, January 28

A 43-year-old Indian-American paediatrician diagnosed with terminal cancer shot dead a lady doctor and then killed himself after taking hostages at a medical office in Austin, according to the police in the capital city of the US state of Texas.

The armed man was identified as Dr Bharat Narumanchi, who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, the police said, adding that he had recently been turned down for a volunteer position at the medical facility.

The police received a call on Tuesday saying a man walked into the offices of Children’s Medical Group (CMG) with a gun and was holding hostages inside the building, the CNN reported, citing the Austin Police Department press release. Initially, several hostages were being held, the police said, but several escaped.— PTI

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