Posted: Sep 12, 2013 1:10 AM
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 1:11 AM
SRINAGAR, India (AP) Police say villagers in northern India threw stones at police and soldiers searching their homes for weapons used in recent communal violence, leading to a clash that killed one person.
Senior police official Arun Kumar says security forces responded to Wednesday night's attack by residents of Khara village in Uttar Pradesh by hitting back with batons. Kumar says one man died from head injuries.
Violent clashes between the region's Hindu and Muslim communities have left 41 people dead since Saturday.
Police say they found five ammunition cartridges for an AK-47, but no weapon during Wednesday's search.
Calm has mostly been restored in Muzaffarnagar and two other districts affected by the sectarian violence. The village searched Wednesday night was in a fourth district, Baghpat.