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Pune Porsche Crash: Police Arrest Accused Teen's Mother - Here's Why

Swarajya Staff

Jun 01, 2024, 01:00 PM | Updated 01:00 PM IST

Porsche accident killed two.
Porsche accident killed two.

In a significant development in the Pune Porsche crash case, Pune police have arrested the mother of the teenage accused.

The mother allegedly swapped her blood sample with her son's to prove he was not drunk at the time of the accident, according to the police.

Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar said the accident investigation has revealed that the minor's blood samples were replaced with those of his mother, NDTV reported.

The incident occurred on 19 May in Pune's Kalyani Nagar, where two techies, Aneesh Awadhiya and Ashwini Kostha, both 24-year-old engineers from Madhya Pradesh, were killed after a Porsche, allegedly driven by the drunk minor, rammed into their two-wheeler.

The 17-year-old has been placed in an observation home, while his father and grandfather have been arrested on charges of kidnapping the family’s driver and pressuring him to take responsibility for the accident.

The investigation highlighted attempts by the influential family to cover up the incident.

They reportedly tried to bribe the family driver to confess to the crash, and when he refused, they kidnapped him and coerced him to admit guilt.

Additionally, there were discrepancies in the minor’s medical examination at the state-run Sassoon Hospital, prompting the Maharashtra Medical Education department to appoint a three-member committee, led by Dr. Pallavi Sapale, dean of Mumbai-based Grant Medical College, to investigate.

Earlier, the teen's mother appeared in a video message claiming that a viral video allegedly featuring her son was fake and appealed to the police to protect her son, breaking down on camera.

The minor, initially released on bail within 15 hours of the accident under conditions deemed lenient by many—writing a 300-word essay, working with traffic police for 15 days, and seeking treatment for his drinking habit—was later ordered by the Juvenile Justice Board to remain in an observation home until 5 June.

The Pune police has sought permission to try the teenager as an adult amid growing public outrage.

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