One person died and five others, including a year-old boy sustained minor injuries, after the driver of an air conditioned King Long bus lost control of the vehicle and rammed into them at Suman Nagar in Chembur on Friday.
Angry residents surrounded the bus and pelted the vehicle with stones.
Nobody was injured in the stone throwing and it was only after the police intervened and Jagat Narayan Chaurasia, the driver of the bus, was arrested that the situation returned to normal.
The incident took place around 9.30pm on Friday at the Suman Nagar junction when the driver of the AC bus that was coming from Cadbury Junction in Thane and heading towards Worli, could not stop the vehicle as the brakes had failed.
To prevent ramming into a BEST bus, the driver swerved to the right and ended up colliding with three motorbikes.
The deceased Sanjay Khiladi Yadav, 33, was riding pillion with his friend Dilip Rode. Their bike was the first to be hit and due to the impact Yadav died on the spot.
Hisar Mohamed Khan, 42, his wife Shenaz and their year-old son were on one bike and Riyaz Ahmed Khan, 31, was on the other bike.
Hisar, his wife and son, Riyaz and Dilip sustained minor injuries and were taken to Rajawadi Hospital by passers-by where they were discharged after treatment.
The deceased was a resident of Chembur and was returning home along with his friend.
“We have booked Chaurasia for causing death due to negligence. He was not under the influence of alcohol when the incident took place,” said Jaywant Godse, police inspector of Nehru Nagar police station.