India rape case

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An Indian student displays "NO RAPE" message painted on her hands during a demonstration to demand death sentence for four men convicted of rape and murder of a student on a moving bus in New Delhi bus last year, in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. A judge on Friday ordered all four to the gallows for a brutal attack that left the young woman with such severe internal injuries that she died two weeks later. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

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Four men were sentenced to death on Friday, September 13, 2013 for raping and murdering a woman in New Delhi last December, satisfying a public clamor for them to be hanged for a crime that forced India to confront its culture of violence against women. 

The victim, who was raped for an hour and tortured with an iron rod on a moving bus, became a symbol of the dangers women face in a country where a rape is reported on average every 21 minutes and acid attacks and cases of molestation are common. (REUTERS)

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