The Pune man who shot to fame around four years back wearing a Rs 1.27 crore shirt woven entirely of 22-carat gold was stoned and killed allegedly before his son’s eyes on Friday. The 44-year-old Dattatrey Phuge’s owned a chit fund company and the police believe financial transaction could be the motive behind the murder.
The police have nabbed five persons in this connection and were also interrogating his nephew and friends for their alleged role in the crime, the police said.
Police said Phuge was attacked and killed in an open ground.
“Phuge and his son were invited by one of the suspects to celebrate a birthday. However we are investigating how Phuge reached the ground,” Hindustantimes.com quoted Dighi police station inspector Navnath Ghogare saying.
Phuge, according to information on various newsportals was aspiring to contest assembly election.
Phuge’s wife was a coporator from Nationalist Congress Party but was later removed after she was found submitting her fake caste certificate.
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