Pune Porsche Accident: Father of Pune teen driver arrested in Aurangabad, bar owner also nabbed — All you need to know

Pune Porsche Accident: The minor has been booked under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after his Porsche car hit two IT professionals on a bike at around 2:30 am in Pune's Kalyani Nagar area. The deceased have been identified as Aneesh Awadhiya and Ashwini Costa.

Livemint, Written By Jocelyn Fernandes
First Published21 May 2024
The minor was asked to write an essay on the accident and work with traffic police for 15 days after his luxury car met with an accident that claimed two lives in Pune.
The minor was asked to write an essay on the accident and work with traffic police for 15 days after his luxury car met with an accident that claimed two lives in Pune.

Pune Porsche Accident: The father of the 17-year-old teenager who unlawfully drove his Porsche and killed two people in Pune's Kalyani Nagar area has been arrested in Aurangabad, NDTV reported on Tuesday, May 21. The teenager's father is a prominent real estate developer in Pune.

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The builder has been booked by Pune Police under sections 75 and 77 of the Juvenile Justice Act, the NDTV report added. Section 75 deals with willful neglect of a child, and Section 77 pertains to providing intoxicating substances to a minor.

The juvenile justice board (JJB) on May 20 granted bail to the minor, who was also found to be driving while drunk. The condition for the bail was that he write an essay on the accident and work with traffic police for 15 days.

Pune Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar told ANI that the bar manager and bar owner who served liquor to the accused minor on the day of the accident, have also been arrested by city police.

Two killed, families devastated

In Birsinghpur of Madhya Pradesh's Umaria district, 24-year-old IT engineer Aneesh Awadhiya's family broke down after receiving his body early Tuesday morning, NDTV reported.

His father, Atmaram Awadhiya, expressed grief and anger at the teen driver being granted bail. "Two people have died in this accident. This is completely wrong. We want strict punishment. The bail granted to the accused should be cancelled," he said.

Speaking to NDTV, Aneesh's uncle, Akhilesh Awadhiya, said the accused minor driving at 240 km/hour made the victim's death "murder, not an accident".

The second victim, 24-year-old IT professional Ashwini Koshta's body arrived at her home in Jabalpur last night to a bereaved and outraged family, who has vowed to fight the accused's bail.

Speaking to ANI, Ashwini's father, Suresh Koshta, said action needs to be taken so that “people learn a lesson”. "As per the rules, action should be taken (against the accused) so that people learn a lesson from this... She completed her studies in Pune and got a job there," he said.

Ashwini's uncle, Jugal Kishor Koshta, told NDTV, “We are in shock. It is condemnable that he got bail in 15 hours. He and his parents should be investigated. We will discuss the matter once Ashwini's last rites are over. She had so many dreams, she wanted to excel in her career and make her parents proud. We cannot express our grief.”

Details about the case

The accused minor has been booked under provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after his Porsche car hit two IT professionals on a bike at around 2:30 am in Pune's Kalyani Nagar area. 

After the accident, police produced the minor before the JJB and argued that the driver be treated as an adult. However, the board accepted the bail plea and granted the minor bail.

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The bail was granted on the condition that the teen driver would work with Yerawada traffic police for 15 days and write an essay on the accident, said the accused's advocate, Prashant Patil.

“The juvenile accused who was arrested by the Pune Police has been granted bail by the Juvenile Justice Board on certain conditions, including that the accused should work with the traffic police of Yerawada for 15 days, write an essay on the accident, get treatment from the doctor concerned to help him quit drinking, take psychiatric counselling, and submit the report," ANI quoted advocate Patil as saying.

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