Christians have been beaten by Hindu villagers and had water for their crops cruelly snatched leaving them fighting for survival.
The attack comes as India records more than 250 attacks on Christians in the country so far this year.
Christian villagers in Jalalabad accused police of colluding with their attackers by ordering their water supply to be shut off.
The families say they have been told if they stop holding church services the water will be restored.
Sasikala Kumari told Morning Star News: “How will we survive if we don’t grow our crops? They have all joined together and are conspiring against us.”
The victims say they were beaten with sticks and accused of forcing Hindus to convert to Christianity.
It is claimed the families were ordered to take part in Hindu rituals with the village chief leading the mob.
There are an estimated 63 million Christians in India with 80 per cent of the country’s 1.3 billion population identifying as Hindu.
After Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory in state elections, emboldened Hindu extremists are attacking Christians and other minorities, according to human rights activists.