A 25-year-old Japanese tourist was allegedly gang-raped in a village near the Bodh Gaya-Gaya road in Bihar on Friday night.
The victim, a resident of Tokyo, was dragged out of a three-wheeler she had hired for Gaya railway station and raped by five men, the police said. The men were allegedly drunk.
The victim arrived in Bodh Gaya on April 15 and stayed at a private guesthouse in the Buddhist pilgrim town, the police said.
The victim reportedly told the police that the three-wheeler driver took the vehicle to a deserted area near Amwan village.
The vehicle was followed by four others in another three-wheeler, Magadh Range Deputy Inspector General of Police Anupama Nilekar said, adding that medical examination of the victim had confirmed rape.
The police have questioned three three-wheeler drivers, Nilekar said. No arrests have been made so far.
In March 2009, three men posing as guides had cheated a Japanese tourist and attempted to rape her. The three were later convicted.
The state police headquarters on Saturday asked the deputy inspector general of police, Magadh Range, and the Gaya superintendent of police to personally supervise the case and submit a chargesheet against the accused in 24 hours.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said he had ordered Director General of Police Neelmani to "take immediate steps to bring those involved in the crime to justice".
(With inputs from PTI)