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Communal clash leaves one dead, 10 injured


Lucknow : One person was killed and 10 others were injured during a communal clash in Uttar Pradesh’s Kaushambhi district Wednesday, police said.

Violence erupted after Hindus and Muslims in Kokhraj area had an argument over the playing of a loudspeaker.

“Muslims objected to the playing of the loudspeaker by Hindus. After hurling abuses at each other, members of the two communities started clashing with stones and sticks,” Additional Superintendent of Police M.P. Verma told IANS on telephone from Kaushambhi, some 250 km from Lucknow.

A 42-year-old man Chand Miyan died in the clash, while 10 people from both communities were injured.

“The injured have been admitted to hospital, and they are out of danger,” he added.

No arrests have so far been made in the incident.