An argument while alighting from a BEST bus turned violent Tuesday evening,with a 20-year-old stabbing a teen with a knife.
Sushil Morya (16),a college student,was travelling from his house on Saki-Vihar Road in Andheri (East) to Teli Galli on bus route number 195.
At Teli Galli bus stop,he accidentally stepped on the foot of Dinesh Soni (20),who was alighting after him.
Irked,Soni started abusing him. Morya told police he apologised,but Soni,a mechanic who lives in Ram Nagar slums at Vakola,wouldnt stop.
The two continued the verbal fight even after the bus left,said Pradeep Gosavi,senior inspector,Andheri police station.
Witnesses say Soni took out a knife from his pocket and in a fit of rage attacked Morya,stabbing him three times in the stomach and chest as seven commuters waiting at the bus stop watched, he said.
The commuters rushed Morya to hospital,where he is recuperating. Soni tried to flee but was pinned down. He has been booked for attempt to murder.