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Stranger than Fiction: Madhya Pradesh serial killer Shiv Prasad Dhurve cites Rocky Bhai of 'KGF' as inspiration

Despite his conviction for the four murders, reports state that Dhurve exhibited no remorse or guilt and instead showed up in the court with a 'victory symbol', much to the shock of those around him and the media.

Stranger than Fiction: Madhya Pradesh serial killer Shiv Prasad Dhurve cites Rocky Bhai of 'KGF' as inspiration
'Stoneman' serial killer Shiv Prasad Dhurve cites heavy inspiration of Rocky Bhai
  • Swaroop Kodur

Last Updated: 09.52 AM, Sep 04, 2022

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The cult status of the Rocky Bhai character from the KGF franchise revealed its dual side very recently. On Friday, the Madhya Pradesh police apprehended the 19-year-old Stoneman serial killer Shiv Prasad Dhurve who bludgeoned four security guards to death in the cities of Sagar and Bhopal. 

Confessing to the crimes, Shiv Prasad Dhurve added that he was heavily inspired by social media and the Rocky Bhai character (played by Yash) from the film K.G.F: Chapter 2. Dhurve stated in his conversation with the officials that he planned on raising funds to attack policemen to achieve the status of a gangster. Reports reveal that he would attack his victims and rob them of their mobile phones and cash.

Shiv Prasad Dhurve hails from the village of Kekra in Madhya Pradesh and according to one of the members of the village panchayat, his family faced a considerable economical crisis. The same panchayat member would add that Dhurve was always seen as a sociopath and someone who was always angry and outraged and got into frequent physical altercations over silly matters. 

Despite his conviction for the four murders, reports state that Dhurve exhibited no remorse or guilt and instead showed up in the court with a 'victory symbol', much to the shock of those around him and the media.

When asked by the media about Shiv Prasad Dhurve's mental state, Sagar SP Tarun Nayak said that he seemed perfectly normal and did not present any 'psycho' tendencies.

Shiv Prasad Dhurve targeted those who slept in the open and deemed chowkidars or security guards as his best and softest targets. The CCTV footage which eventually turned out the most damaging evidence against Dhruve, revealed him killing the 23-year-old security guard Sonu Verma with a marble pillar: three of the attacks took place in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, with the fourth one occurring in Bhopal.

Coming to the K.G.F: Chapter 2 factor, this isn't the first instance of real life imitating cinema. Previously, a number of crimes have occurred as a result of sought-inspiration from films: be it the Snapdeal employee Dipti Sarna's abduction in 2016 after the culprit Devendra confessed that he was inspired by the 1993 film Darr or the Shootout at Lokhandwala imitation in Meerut which led to a group of students kidnapping their 15-year-old classmate.

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