A 47-year-old businessman from Pune, Dattatray Phuge, who shot to fame after buying a ‘gold shirt’ in 2012, was allegedly plunged to death by a gang of 12 people in front of his son in Dighi area, Thursday night killing him on the spot police said.


Fondly known as Datta, he used to run the Vakratunda Chit Fund company in Bhosari, and had become the talk of the town after he presented himself a ‘gold shirt..


Police suspect that some dispute over a money transaction could be the reason behind the murder.

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