The victims and their families who survived the hit-and-run incident in which Alistair Pereira, a Bandra resident, had mowed down 15 labourers in November 2006, left the city for a good few years after the mishap.
When Hindustan Times visited the spot, locals said that the families were not to be seen in the area for the past few years.
"We have heard that after the mishap in which they had lost their loved ones and many others had sustained grievous injuries, they left the city for their native place in Andhra Pradesh. We have not heard from them or seen any of them since," a local, who did not wish to be named, said.
A police officer from Bandra police station said that the injured and the families of the deceased were compensated by Pereira's family, after which they left the city.
He was not aware of the amount paid as compensation to the victims.Pereira was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol when the incident occurred in 2006.
He was arrested by the Bandra police under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 337 (causing injuries) of IPC and 185 (drink driving) of the Motor Vehicles Act.