commit suicide


commit suicide
   to be murdered
   One of the Nazi evasions when explaining the death of a prisoner:
    The Hamburg Gestapo chief Bruno Streckenbach came to a local arrangement in 1934 with the courts, whereby those who 'committed suicide' after he had smashed their kidneys with a knuckleduster were cremated to prevent autopsy. (Burleigh, 2000)

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