Dattatray Phuge, a businessman from Pune, who was famously known as ‘Gold Man‘ of Pimpri-Chinchwad in Pune was beaten to death in front of his son on Thursday night in Bharatmata nagar area of Dighi in the city.
According to NDTV report, 12 persons attacked Dattatray Phuge, who dragged him out of his car, struck him with a sickle and pounded him to death with huge stones before running away. His 22-year-old son, who was also present, was spared by the attackers.
The police told Hindustan Times, Police arrested four people in connection to Dattatray Phuge’s death, including his nephew, and said financial troubles could have been the motive for the murder.
Dighi police station inspector Navnath Ghogare said, “Phuge and his son were invited by one of the suspects to celebrate a birthday. However we are investigating how Phuge reached the ground.”
Datta Phuge, known as "gold man", stoned to death by group of men last night in Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune (file photo) pic.twitter.com/x6PPXuYfke
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Dattatray Phuge, The husband of Seema Phuge, a former civic corporator, had reportedly been running a chit fund and had collected money from several investors. a money-lending and chit fund business. Over the recent months. Dattatray Phuge’s who was also famous for his Rs 1.27 crore gold shirt of 3-5 k.g.