Federal Bureau of Investigation puts Indian who killed his wife on its 'Most Wanted List'

Indian Who Allegedly Killed Wife Inside Dunkin Donuts Kitchen On FBI's Most Wanted List

Indian Who Allegedly Killed Wife Inside Dunkin Donuts Kitchen On FBI's Most Wanted List

The agency is offering up to $100,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel, who authorities say stabbed his wife, Palak Patel, 21, multiple times with a large knife in the backroom of the doughnut shop on April 12, 2015.

Both the husband and wife were Dunkin' Donuts employees, working the night shift.

Patel has been not seen or heard of since the morning after Palak Patel's death when he took a cab from a New Jersey hotel to Newark Penn Station.

Investigators theorise that Palak Patel wanted to return to India - their visas had expired just month before - and her husband was against the idea.

The FBI has added a 26-year-old Indian national on its top 10 "Most Wanted List" and offered up to United States dollars 100,000 reward for any information leading to his arrest, two years after he allegedly killed his wife inside a Dunkin Donuts restaurant and subsequently went missing.

"The best guess is that he didn't want her to leave", said Special Agent Jonathan Shaffer, who is investigating the case from the FBI's Baltimore Division.

He checked in about 3 a.m. with no bags, just the clothes on his back. "That's the last anyone has seen of him", said Shaffer.

After the murder, a customer who entered the shop realised something was wrong when no one came to take his order. "It was horrific what had been done to this young woman", Shaffer said.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland also has issued a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution for Patel in the murder of his wife. He alerted a nearby Anne Arundel County Police Department officer, who discovered Palak Patel's body. Bishop, who was named as a wanted fugitive in 2014, is charged with 10 counts of murder for the 1976 deaths of his mother, wife and three sons.

Investigators believe that Patel could be with distant relatives in the United States or that he could have fled to Canada. "We nearly always are able to find the suspects in these cases, and they are usually full of remorse, asking 'What have I done?' They are not taking a taxi cab and crossing state lines to escape". "Or he could have travelled through Canada back to India". However investigators believe that someone is knowingly helping Patel or is helping him and interacting with him while remaining in the dark about the crimes he's charged with, Altomare said. "Patel needs to be apprehended". He should be considered armed and extremely risky, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.