On 30th April 2017, in Viiyapuram village, Salem, Tamil Nadu, 12 Christians had gathered for a prayer meeting on the occasion of a birthday celebration at one of the believers’ house. At around 5:30 pm, 9 Hindutva activists and 3 villagers came and beat up the Christians.
The Christians were taken to the nearby government hospital in Attur.
Later in the night at about 10:30 pm, the same day, and the next day at 7:00 pm, police sub-inspector from the Gangavalli Police station took the statements.
However, no FIR has been filed by the police till date.
There is an attempt to settle the matter through a compromise between both the parties, but the Christians want to file a complaint and pursue this matter.