Police in northern India are questioning two men in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 25-year-old Israeli tourist in a moving car.

Police Superintendent Padam Chand said the woman boarded the car in the hill resort of Manali early Sunday to travel to a nearby town, also in Himachal Pradesh state.

Chand said Monday that there were six men in the car and that two of them raped the tourist after stopping at a desolate spot.

Two of the men were in police custody and a search was on for the other four.

Reports of rapes of women highlight the persistence of such violence in India despite a public outcry following the December 2012 fatal gang rape of a young woman in New Delhi.