Millionaire money-lender, Datta D Phuge, famous as ‘Pimpri Goldman’ was found clobbered to death near Dighi, police said.
The high-profile businessman’s vehicle was accosted by some unknown persons on outskirts of Pune late on Thursday night. They reportedly dragged him out, attacked him with a sickle and then pounded him to death with huge stones in front of his son before fleeing from the spot.
Phuge usually moved around with armed private bodyguards, but it is not clear where they were at the time of the incident.
Officials later came across a much-mangled head and body of the 35-year old ‘gold man’, whose wife is Seema is an ex-municipal corporator.
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