(Indo-Asian News Service) – Miscreants vandalized a Christian church in Kerala, burning drapery and furniture. The miscreants had apparently entered the 75-year-old St. Thomas Church belonging to the Mar Thoma sect by breaking open a door around 8:30 p.m. after the priest had gone home. The drapery on the altar and chairs and some other furniture were burnt, said eye-witnesses. Local residents were alerted by the fire inside the church. Police have begun investigation. Only last week a group of nuns belonging to the Sisters of Charity were attacked in a place near Kozhikode in northern Kerala.