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)