A 40-year-old carpenter was beaten to death by a tempo driver and three of his associates over a trivial row in Byatarayanapura on Saturday.The deceased, Mohammed Sarfaraz, was a native of Delhi living with his wife and children in the Shamanna Garden area.Sarfaraz was working a supervisor in a furniture manufacturing unit. On Saturday, the accused Inayath, along with three of his associates came to the unit to get furniture for delivery. Heated arguments ensued after Inayath, who was ostensibly in a hurry, was asked to wait by Sarfaraz. Inayath then ganged up with his associates and brutally beat up Sarfaraz. Sarfaraz, who had had a surgery recently, could not resist the blows and kicks and died on the spot. Passers-by rushed him to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared him dead.

The Byatarayanapura police have detained Inayath and two of his associates.