Social activists and supporters protest against the rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, during a demonstration in New Delhi.
CNN  — 

A typical scene unfolds in India: angry crowds flood the streets in a mass outcry after yet another woman or girl falls victim to sexual violence.

The gang-rape and murder of a woman in the southern city of Hyderabad earlier this month gave rise to protests across the country. The chanting crowds reflected uproar seen in 2012, after the notorious gang-rape and murder of a student in the capital, New Delhi.

Protests have become a cornerstone of India’s response to such attacks, often demanding stricter laws or even the death penalty for rapists. Some protesters also pledged kinship with the latest victim, holding up banners that described her as the nation’s “daughter.”