Chaos and panic gripped the district of Sagar in Madhya Pradesh when a killer began clobbering security guards to death. This 'Stoneman' killed 3 security guards in 72 hours, and was just arrested by the Madhya Pradesh Police. The serial killer also killed one other security guard in Bhopal before he was arrested.
The killer was arrested by Madhya Pradesh Police today, after he murdered 3 security guards in 3 days. The fourth kill of the 'Stoneman' was another security guard who worked with a marble stockist in the Lalghati area of Bhopal.
After he was arrested, he confessed that he has murdered a total of 6 security guards in the last few years.
Man arrested for alleged killings of three security guards in Sagar is suspected to have killed another guard in Bhopal, says MP home minister— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) September 2, 2022
He was named 'Stoneman' after killing all his victims in an identical pattern; keeping with what serial killers usually do. The heads of his victims were smashed with a hammer, spade, or a stone.
Madhya Pradesh | Another watchman (third case in 3 days) was murdered last night. The watchman was murdered in Sagar's Motinagar area. Searches for the suspected murderer are underway: Vikram Singh Kushwaha, ASP, Sagar https://t.co/JUxouu0PCJ— ANI MP/CG/Rajasthan (@ANI_MP_CG_RJ) September 1, 2022
Inspired by 'Rocky Bhai' of KGF 2:
During the initial interrogation, the following things were revealed:
How did 'Stoneman' select his victims?
The 'Stoneman' targeted all his victims in the dark of night and killed them in a similar pattern. His victims were watchmen, and he attacked them when they were asleep. He claimed that his 6 victims were not only from Sagar, but also from Pune, Maharashtra.
He committed his first murder in Pune, and then took a little time to "cool off", and then started his killing spree in his own district.
Stoneman's latest victims were responsible for his arrest
The killings look like scenes from a True Crime documentary, and so did his arrest.
His latest victims were Kalyan Lodhi, Shambhu Narayan Dube and Mangal Ahirwar, who were killed one after the other in 3 consecutive days. All 3 were watchmen, and were in their 50s-60s.
The police were able to make a suspect sketch based on the CCTV footage from the crime scene. The sketch was then released and a reward of Rs 20,000 was announced for whoever could get information on him.
Soon, he was traced with the help of a team of policemen and triangulating a mobile phone network, the Times of India reported.