Maharashtra: Goldman Dattatrey Phuge killed; four arrested

Pune, July 15: At least four people have been arrested in Maharashtra in connection with the murder of Dattatrey Phuge, popularly known as "Goldman". Phuge was kidnapped by a group of 4-5 persons and later stonned to death in Dighi near Pune, media reported on Friday.

The 44-year-old Phuge who had hit the news headline for wearing a gold shirt worth Rs 1.27 crore was killed on Thursday.

Dattatrey Phuge

Phuge's murder is reported to have links with alleged irregularities in a chit fund company floated by him. His wife Seema is an ex-NCP corporator of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation.

According to report he had heated argument with some people days before the incident. Sharp weapons have been recovered from the crime spot.

His gold shirt was designed by city-based Ranka Jewellers, who employed 15 skilled artisans from West Bengal.


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