contract killing

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Noun1.contract killing - a murder carried out on agreement with a hired killer
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
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A mother got her son - who was addicted to drugs and sex - killed by paying contract killers Rs50,000 in Mumbai, India.
He's currently in TV3's new documentary Assassins: Ireland's Contract Killers, in which he performs re-enactments of the sinister work of gangland hitmen.
The accused woman, along with the contract killers, are being held in custody.
Sardar Sooran Singh, 52, special assistant to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister on minority affairs and leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was gunned down by contract killers hired by his miffed Hindu rival after he failed to secure a ticket for elections.
ISLAMABAD -- Bhara Kau police have arrested a woman who killed her husband along with two contract killers, a police spokesman said on Thursday.
Sources in the police said Kumar also planned to get himself injured by hiring contract killers in an attempt to implicate Chautala's family.
The figures have been identified by Midland crime experts at Birmingham City University who conducted a study into the little researched area of contract killers.
We explored demographic data about the contract killers, who the targets had been, how they had been murdered, if the killer had been caught, if the killer was already known to the police, and how much they had been paid to carry out the hit," he said.
Three men, suspected of being contract killers, are already in police custody -- their remand was renewed for the third time yesterday, for another six days -- after being arrested in early September on suspicion of planning to murder Kalopsidiotis.
The army and police have established security checkpoints around the hospital where the wounded were being treated in order to prevent contract killers from trying to assassinate potential witnesses.
AN innocent 17-year-old schoolboy was murdered by mistake when two contract killers went to the wrong house, a jury heard.
KARACHI, July 31, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Condemning the killing in Quetta, Federal interior minister Rehman Malik has said that the contract killers have entered in Quetta after facing defeat in Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa.