Rape in India
A protester with a gag tied around her mouth takes part in a silent protest for a gang rape victim in New Delhi December 29, 2012. The Indian woman whose gang rape in New Delhi triggered violent protests died of her injuries on Saturday in a Singapore hospital, bringing a security lockdown in Delhi and recognition from India's prime minister that social change is needed.REUTERS/Adnan Abidi [Representational Image]

On the sixth anniversary of the Nirbhaya gang rape case, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday urged people to make the country a better place for women.

Banerjee took to Twitter to ask people to stop violence against women.

"Today is the sixth anniversary of the horrific Delhi Nirbhaya case. The incident shook the country. As a society, we must make this country a better place for women. Say no to violence against women," she tweeted.

A 23-year-old paramedic student was gang raped on December 16, 2012 in a moving bus in Delhi and thrown out of the vehicle along with her male friend.

She later died in a hospital in Singapore. The incident had triggered outrage and protests across the country.

She subsequently came to be known as 'Nirbhaya', the fearless.

All the six accused were arrested and charged with sexual assault and murder. While one of the accused hanged himself in prison, another accused, a juvenile then, was given the maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment in a reform facility.

The other four were found guilty of rape and murder and later sentenced to death. The incident of gang rape was widely condemned.