The incident took place on Tuesday night when some youths were returning home after a programme, when another group of four-five youths had a verbal spat with them.
    
"Within minutes, over hundred persons from both the sides gathered at a bus stand and some men from the minority community opened fire leaving several people injured," SP Pratapgarh UK Chhanwal said on Wednesday.
    
This led to exchange of fire and stone pelting from both the sides. The youth, who opened fire first, sped away towards another nearby village – Moheda, and opened fire there as well which left a few local residents injured.
    
In the incident, 20-year-old Raja Khan of Kotadi, Bhanwar Singh (50) and Dinesh (25), both from Moheda village, died, the police officer said, adding that six others, who got injured have been admitted to a hospital in Udaipur.
    
Over 20 thatched houses and shops were set ablaze in Kotdi area following which the district administration has imposed curfew, he said.
    
"Additional forces were rushed to the spot and policemen from other districts were also mobilized after the incident. Curfew was imposed and situation is under control now," he said.
    
The SP said that the police are identifying those who were involved in the incident.

(Agencies)

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