The FBI announced that its adding Bhadreshkumar Patel Patel to its list of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Picture: FBI via AP

Hanover, Maryland— The FBI is adding a man wanted in his wife’s stabbing death at a Dunkin’ Donuts shop where they worked to its “Most Wanted” list.

The FBI announced Tuesday that 26-year-old Bhadreshkumar Patel is now one of its “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives,” with a reward of up to $100 000 (about R1,3 million) for information leading to his arrest.

Patel is charged with murder in the 2015 slaying of 21-year-old Palak Patel, in a back room of the shop in Hanover, Maryland. He was last seen in New Jersey, taking a hotel shuttle to Newark Penn Station.

Investigators theorise that Palak Patel wanted to return to India, but her husband didn’t. They believe he could be with relatives in the United States or that he fled to Canada or India.