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Pune Porsche Accident: Case Filed Against Boy's Father, Pub Owner After CCTV Shows Minor Accused Drinking Alcohol

Nishtha Anushree

May 20, 2024, 05:16 PM | Updated 05:16 PM IST

Porsche accident killed two
Porsche accident killed two

While a 17-year-and-eight-month-old boy was granted bail after 15 hours of the Porsche accident that killed a young couple, a case has now been registered against his father and a pub owner in Pune.

This comes after CCTV footage from Cosie bar emerged showing the boy celebrating his class 12 results by drinking alcohol with his friends, hours before the accident.

The victims, identified as Aneesh Awadhiya and Ashwini Koshta, both 24-year-old software engineers from Madhya Pradesh working in Pune, were hit by the Porsche at the Kalyani Nagar junction.

The accused was presented before the holiday court in Pune on Sunday afternoon, where the police sought custody and permission to try him as an adult.

However, the court denied these requests and granted bail to the accused, with certain conditions. The court instructed the accused to work with the traffic police of Yerwada for 15 days and write an essay on the accident.

Undergoing treatment to quit drinking and receiving psychiatric counseling were some other conditions. The accused hails from a prominent Pune realtor's family.

The judgement granting bail invited a fury of outrage and criticism over social media with many netizens scathingly critiquing the judgement and demanding judicial reforms.

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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