Who is Gold Man Dattatray Phuge? How was he killed??
Who is Dattatray Phuge ??
Dattatray Phuge is a 35 years old businessman belong to Maratha community. Maratha’s are passion for gold. From his childhood he is passionate on gold ornaments. Phuge ran a chit fund company.
Why is Phuge called Gold Man ??
Dattatray Phuge sold his land and invested most of the money in his chit fund company and with the rest of money he ordered Pune Jewelers for the Gold Shirt which cost 1 Crore Rupees. It took 15 workers to made the shirt in 17 days. The gold on the shirt is outside but in side it is soft fabric, because of this, this gold shirt can be folded and stored like those made of fabric.
Phuge used to wear this Gold Shirt along with 3KG gold ornaments to his friends/relatives functions and parties to seek the peoples attention. From then Dattatray Phuge called as Gold Man.
Why is Gold Man Dattatray Phuge Killed?
Phuge was found clobbered to death in the Dighi area of Pimpri-Chinchwad. As per the police officers report: Phuge and his son(22-year-old) were invited by his son’s friends for a birthday party. Phuge and his son started to the party in separate vehicles. When about to reach the destination, Phuge’s vehicle was attacked by some unknown persons on the outskirts of the city late on Thursday 14th July 2016 night.
The attackers were dragged him out of his car and attacked him with a sickle and then pounded him to death with huge stones. Phuge usually go out with his armed private bodyguard, but this time it seems he started to attend the party without bodyguard.
Police officials suspecting that some dispute over a money transaction could be the reason behind this gory murder.