The anger over the shocking gang rape of a young woman in December 2012 overflowed into 2013. Mass protests at the time demanded greater protection for women and swift justice. In September, a court handed down death penalty to all the four convicts. Another accused, who was 17 at the time of the crime, was sent to a reform home for three years by a juvenile court. Subsequent incidents, including the rape of a girl in Mumbai, also drew widespread attention.