A 19-year-old youth was beaten to death by a father and son duo in a road rage incident Friday afternoon in Mangolpuri area of west Delhi, police said, adding that the accused have been arrested.

The incident took place around 1.30 p.m. near Kamdhenu Public School in Mangolpuri. The deceased, identified as Akash, was beaten to death by Anil, 19, and his father Srawan, 45.

A senior police official said that Akash's scooter accidentally hit the bike of the accused from behind near the school. The bike suffered a little damage. The father and son demanded compensation from Akash. He refused, saying it had happened by accident. This enraged the father and son and they beat him mercilessly till he became unconscious.

The accused fled leaving Akash on the road. A PCR call was made and the police rushed the victim to Sanjay Gandhi hospital where he was declared brought dead, said the official. A case has been registered against the accused, who were later arrested by police.

Akash, an employee in a printing press, stayed in Krishan Vihar, Sultanpuri area in west Delhi and was heading towards his home. Anil, a Class 12 student, and Srawan, a labourer, reside in Mangolpuri area and were going towards Awantika area in Rohini at the time of incident.