44-year-old Dattatray Phuge, who had hit the headlines for making a Rs 1.27 crore gold shirt, was stoned to death in Dighi near the city early on Friday.
Reports said that the murder was linked to the alleged financial irregularities in the Wakratund chit fund run by Phuge.
Phuge’s wife is an ex-NCP corporator of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation.
As per Seema, some people came to their house late yesterday and asked Dattatray to accompany them. Later his body was found in the Bharatmata Nagar area of Dighi. He apepared to have been attacked with stones and other sharp weapons.
The police have arrested four persons in connection with the case even as it is working to unravel the truth behind the grisly murder of Phuge.
An aspiring politician, Dattatreya Phuge had basked in the reflected glory of his 22-carat shirt. He had said that he made the shirt to attract the attention of people, reports Indian Express.