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Indian rape victim's death sparks outrage

Violent protests grew in India over the death of a young woman student who was raped in New Delhi in December by several men in a moving bus. She died from the injuries she received in the brutal attack resulting in severe internal injuries. She was cremated away from the public glare, but her case spoke loudly to the general population. Demonstrators are seeking action from a government that has long been at a loss as to how to deal with rape cases in Indian society. The men have been charged with murder and could face the death penalty. -- Paula Nelson ( 25 photos total)

Indian protesters hold banners during a rally in New Delhi, Dec. 30, 2012, following the cremation of a gangrape victim in the Indian capital. The victim of a gang-rape and murder which triggered an outpouring of grief and anger across India was cremated at a private ceremony, hours after her body was flown home from Singapore. The 23-year-old student, the focus of nationwide protests since she was brutally attacked on a bus in New Delhi two weeks ago, was cremated away from the public glare at the request of her parents. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)
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