A £20,000 reward has been offered to anyone with key information about the murder of Raju Modhwadia in Leicester back in December 2021.
The reward has been offered to coincide with a TV appeal on Crimewatch, which is taking place tonight (Tuesday, March 21).
The 41-year-old, who was also known as Kara Guru, was stabbed in Leicester’s Evington Road on December 27, 2021 and died in hospital that same day.
Five people were arrested previously in connection with the case and later charged with murder.
However, last year the cases against them were dropped after the Crown Prosecution Service felt that there was not enough evidence to go to trial.
The investigation to establish who is responsible for Mr Modhwadia’s death remains ongoing and today, the Senior Investigating Officer in the case, Detective Chief Inspector Nicole Main, will appear on BBC’s Crimewatch programme to make a further appeal for information.
The programme will show a filmed reconstruction of Mr Modhwadia’s last movements along with an interview and appeal from DCI Main.
The programme will be broadcast today (Tuesday) at 10am on BBC One. It will also be available on BBC iPlayer. More information on the programme can be found here – BBC One – Crimewatch Live
“This was a horrific attack which led to the loss of a 41-year-old man’s life. It is now over a year since Mr Modhwadia’s death but the team remain committed to identifying who is responsible to provide the much-needed answers for his family,” said DCI Main.
“We have a dedicated ongoing investigation but we continue to need your help. Someone out there has the information which we need. We hope that by speaking about the investigation on Crimewatch along with the offer of the £20,000 Crimestoppers reward, this may just help someone to come forward to us. It is not too late.”
The Crimestoppers reward is in place until June 15 2023.
You can report to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.