Pune Porsche crash : Teen’s mother arrested for tampering with evidence


In a shocking twist to the Pune Porsche crash case that resulted in the deaths of two young engineers, Pune police have arrested the mother of the teenage driver accused of the accident. The mother is alleged to have swapped her son’s blood sample to conceal his intoxication at the time of the incident.

Investigation Uncovers Deceptive Tactics

The Commissioner of Police, Amitesh Kumar, disclosed that the investigation has uncovered that the blood samples meant to determine if the minor was under the influence at the time of the accident were replaced with those of his mother. This revelation adds another layer to the already complex case involving a minor driving a luxury vehicle.

On May 19, in Pune’s Kalyani Nagar, a Porsche allegedly driven by the intoxicated minor collided with a two-wheeler, leading to the tragic death of Aneesh Awadhiya and Ashwini Kostha, both 24-year-old engineers from Madhya Pradesh. The teen was initially granted bail under conditions that have since been scrutinized as insufficient by the public and the media.

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Family’s Alleged Efforts to Obstruct Justice

Further investigations have revealed that the influential family attempted to obstruct justice following the accident. Initial efforts to have their family driver take responsibility for the incident in exchange for money failed. Following the driver’s refusal, he was allegedly kidnapped by the teen’s father and grandfather, who then pressured him to confess to driving at the time of the crash.

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There were also reported irregularities in the medical examination of the 17-year-old at Sassoon Hospital. The Maharashtra Medical Education has since appointed a three-member committee led by Dr. Pallavi Sapale, dean of Mumbai-based Grants Medical College, to thoroughly investigate these discrepancies.

Public and Legal Response

The incident and subsequent legal developments have sparked considerable public outrage. After the teen was released on seemingly lenient terms—including an order to write a 300-word essay and work with traffic cops for 15 days—the Juvenile Justice Board revised its decision. The teen was sent to an observation home until June 5, pending a decision on the police’s request to try him as an adult.

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The case highlights critical issues regarding juvenile justice and the influence of socio-economic status in legal proceedings. With the latest arrest of the teen’s mother for tampering with crucial evidence, the call for a transparent and fair trial intensifies, as the community seeks justice for the victims.

As the case unfolds, it will not only test the integrity of the legal proceedings but also set a precedent for how similar cases are handled in the future, particularly those involving minors and influential families. The community continues to mourn the loss of two young lives while advocating for stringent legal actions to prevent such tragedies in the future.

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