A makeshift Christian prayer hall was burnt down by unidentified people late on Friday night in the Gopanpally village of Nizamabad in Telangana.
The attack occurred during a prayer gathering and left six people injured.
Initial reports claim that the village Panchayat had objected to the construction of the hall.
The police is yet to make an arrest but a case has been registered.
DNA reported that:
Earlier a local pastor and members of his congregation in Nizamabad were beaten by a mob of 40 Hindu radicals after they allegedly tried to convert Hindus to Christianity.
"It was a very scary scene. They tore my cassock and I received blows, punches, kicks from all directions as I was their prime target. Bibles were snatched from us and were tore and trampled. Believers ran to all directions as they were chased by the mob," Pastor Nitin Kumar told the newspaper.
Speaking to ANI, TRS MP from Nizamabad K Kavitha on Sunday asserted that the incident seemed more like an 'accident'.
"It was not something unwanted that happened. It is true that a prayer hall was burnt down and investigations are underway. But until we are in Nizamabad and Telangana, we will not let such atrocities happen on minorities and will take care of them and treat them like equals. Attacks on minorities will be taken seriously but this case does not look serious in nature, as in that area, we have allotted lands to Christians, Muslims and Hindus to construct prayer halls."
(18/03/16) A makeshift Christian prayer hall set on fire by unknown persons in Gopanpally, Nizamabad (Telangana). pic.twitter.com/VrOm0Oukcjâ€” ANI (@ANI_news) March 20, 2016