Police are trying to find out who the mysterious men who entered a Hindi restaurant in the northern Indian city of Kochi last week are.
The restaurant is owned by a Hindu couple who, like many in India, are not considered “Hindi speakers.”
Police said the men, who wore traditional garb and appeared to be Hindu converts, were carrying weapons, including knives.
The incident prompted a series of public protests and demonstrations in Kochi, where many people said they were offended by the men’s appearance.
The incident has also prompted a number of public rallies in India in support of the Muslim minority.
Police on Monday searched a nearby hotel, where the restaurant is located.
Police said they found two of the men in their rooms and arrested them.
Police also searched the house where the couple lives and found a backpack containing a knife and two pistols.
Police have also identified the women, who are not yet in custody, as well as the two men who were found at the hotel.
The women are also accused of helping the men by disguising themselves as Hindu missionaries.
The woman is also charged with assisting the men.
India’s police chief, V S Radhakrishnan, said on Monday that authorities would investigate the incident and if there are any “serious suspicions” about their guilt, they will take appropriate action.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attack on Sunday in a tweet, calling it a “horrible crime” and calling for a “full and impartial investigation.”
The man who has denied involvement in the attack has been arrested.