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contract killing

A homicide arranged by one or more persons or parties through an agreement (“contract”) with another person or party, to kill one or more target individuals in exchange for money or other consideration.
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We hope these profiles will help the police to identify patterns and behaviour common to contract killers in Britain, which might contribute to better prevention and detection.
They, in turn, sent two hired contract killers to kill a labourer and Rajesh was asked to file an FIR against the two youths," Deo added.
What is worrying police is that the hire of a contract killer is no longer the exclusive preserve of the underworld.
Ashok told his interrogators that he took Nagendra to the banks of the Ganga where the contract killers waited for him.
Russia has worked to dispel its gangland image, but politicians and businessmen remain the targets of contract killers.
Contract killers are no longer solely employed by the underworld but by jealous or greedy husbands or wives, business rivals and drug dealers.
As per preliminary investigation, the murders might have been carried out due to personal enmity and the accused, who came to kill them, could be contract killers.
In Mr And Mrs Smith, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (below) play a husband-and-wife team of contract killers.
The auxiliary nurse was murdered by contract killers in September 2011 after she allegedly tried to blackmail former Congress minister Mahipal Maderna and party legislator Malkhan Singh Bishnoi.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (left) are married contract killers in Mr And Mrs Smith.
Jailed contract killers shocked by the murder of television presenter Jill Dando have called police to scotch theories that she was the victim of an underworld hit.
He, however, is just a link between the main conspirator and the contract killers.