Published On : Fri, Jul 15th, 2016

Pune’s ‘gold shirt man’ bludgeoned to death in front of son

A 48-year-old businessman from Pune, who shot into the limelight after buying a ‘gold shirt’ worth over Rs 1 crore some years back, was allegedly bludgeoned to death in front of his son, police said today.

Datta Phuge, the businessman from the industrial township of Pimpri-Chinchwad in the district, had become the talk of the town after he presented himself a ‘gold shirt’ weighing about 3.5 kg and worth Rs. 1.27 crore in 2012.

At least 12 persons attacked Mr Phuge at an open ground in Dighi area here at around 11:30 pm last night with stones and a sharp weapon, killing him on the spot.