Notably, three security guards were murdered in separate incidents in Sagar in last 72 hours earlier this week, creating panic.
A total of four security guards were attacked. While three of them died, one has been hospitalised in Bhopal.
While the first case was reported in May, the second took place on Monday and the third and fourth were carried out on Tuesday.
The first victim was identified as Uttam Rajak, while Sambhusharan Dube and Kalyan Lodhi were killed on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.
Mangal Ahirwar is currently in the hospital with skull injuries.
The police noticed that every attack took place in the dead of the night and the victims were picked randomly while sleeping on the premises of houses or buildings.
Police had said at least two of them appeared to have been killed by the same person.
Based on the CCTV footage of the locality, we picked up the accused Shivprasad Dhruve in the early hours from Bhopal. Our investigations are underway,” Sagar Inspector General of Police Anurag told PTI.
According to the police, the accused has confessed to murdering four guards in the last five days while his role in the murder of another watchman found dead in May is under investigation.
The accused has been identified as Shivprasad Dhruve, 19, a resident of the Kesari area in Sagar.
He was arrested after he killed a guard in Lal Ghati area of Bhopal.
On Thursday night during initial interrogation, Dhruve told police officers that he was inspired by the movie KGF’s ‘Rocky Bhai’ and had plans to raise funds, become a gangster and target policemen in the future.