On January 16 in Tadur village located in the Mahabubnagar, Telangana, a Church was set on fire by assailants. The Parimala Beautiful Church was mainly a temporary structure constructed of thatches, bamboo and tarps. After the members of the church met for prayers on the day from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the church was torched by unknown assailants. At about 8:30 p.m., a local bus driver was passing by the church and noticed smoke and flames were clearly visible coming from the building. Immediately, the bus driver informed the police and the locals about the fire at the church. Church members, police and a fire engine rushed to the church, but by then more than half of the building had been reduced to ashes. Almost everything inside the church was destroyed by the fire including carpets, instruments, and church literature like songbooks and Bibles. A First Information Report (FIR) was booked by the police and an investigation is now underway.