On 19 June, in Gorakhpur, Raisen dt, Madhya Pradesh, members of a hindutva extremist group broke into a private residence and assaulted the people present including the guests who were visiting the family. The attack took place without provocation. Two pastors were severely beaten and sustained serious eye and ear injuries. The Christians were then taken to the Gorakhpur police station and were beaten all along the way. At the police station an FIR was lodged against the Christians and they were charged under sections 295 A and 34 of Indian Penal Code.