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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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In the murder of liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep over a property dispute, the police are still not ruling out the possibility of a contract killing.
Delhi has seen only five major contract killings in the last four decades, though there have been a number of murders in the last few years that the police suspect were supari deals.
For security, military, and law enforcement professionals, McGovern, a district attorney investigator, US Marshal, police officer, law enforcement specialist, and former SWAT team member, compiles statistics on assassinations, contract killings, and kidnappings that have occurred around the world since 1950.
There has been a series of contract killings of politicians and businessmen since the 1991 collapse of communism.
The assassins have already been linked to several attempted contract killings, it said.
Scores of business leaders and others have been gunned down in recent years in contract killings.
Stabbings, beatings and contract killings are part of the landscape for residents of the area who regularly see violence spilling into the streets.
Other types of murder being analysed are honour killings, ritual murder, contract killings, homophobic murders, attacks on lone females, pensioners and domestic violence killings.
30pm) NCS Manhunt: First of a two-part crime drama starring David Suchet as John Borne, a detective assigned to a case involving a spate of contract killings, but the pressure he puts on his team for a result leads to tragedy.
Back in the 1970s, Childs carried out contract killings for cash with his friend Henry "Big H" McKenny.
We are seeing a growth in drive-by shootings and straight contract killings.
But dozens of contract killings are carried out each month and the total shows no sign of dropping.