NEW YORK: The US' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reminding the public of a $100,000-reward offer for information leading to the capture of Indian-origin Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel, who has been listed by the agency as one of the "10 Most Wanted" since 2017.
Patel has been on the run since 2015 when he allegedly killed his wife, Palak, with a knife inside a Dunkin Donuts coffee shop in Hanover, Maryland state.
He has been charged with murder.
Although he was put on the list in 2017 with the $100,000 reward for information leading to his capture he has not been caught and on Friday the FBI tweeted information about him and the reward to draw attention to the case and the reward offer.
The FBI is asking anyone who knows where he is to contact the agency or the nearest US consulate or embassy.
Patel, who was 24 at that time, allegedly hit his 21-year-old wife in the face with a kitchen knife and stabbed her several times in the backroom of the shop where they both worked while customers were still there, according to officials quoted by WTOP radio.
He was last known to have taken a taxi from a hotel in New Jersey to a train station in Newark in the state.
Tim Altomare, who was the police chief of Anne Arundel County at that time, told the radio: "The violence in this case was stark. It was heart-wrenching and it was a shock to our collective conscience on the police department." (IANS)