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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.
Only two contract killings have taken place this year compared with two or three a month at the height of the so-called mafia wars in the mid-2000s.
This timely and fascinating book looks at our society and asks how has the modern Irish culture of peace, good neighbours and human spirit been overshadowed by daily shootings, stabbings and contract killings.
Blowing up Russia; the secret plot to bring back KGB terror; acts of terror, abductions, and contract killings organized by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.
The judge added: "The Crown's case was that the murders were contract killings carried out by Becouarn for a reward paid by the leader of one gang as revenge for the supposed killing of a member of that gang by the two victims.
Underworld sources have already claimed that Gage is innocent and that the gunman was a man suspected of a series of contract killings.
Yet our special investigation into the sleazy world around London's King's Cross shows a situation simply out of control where criminals ply their wares - from child prostitutes to hard drugs and contract killings - with impunity.
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.