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Tragic Pune Porsche Accident: Father Allegedly Instructed Driver to Allow Teen Son to Drive, Resulting in Fatalities

Tragic update on the Pune Porsche accident: Father instructed driver to allow teen son to drive; victim's mother claims the incident was akin to murder.

In a devastating incident in Pune, a 17-year-old boy driving a Porsche Taycan hit and killed two tech professionals last Sunday. The Pune Police have now revealed that the teen's father, a prominent builder in Maharashtra, had instructed his driver to let his son drive the car upon request. This detail emerged during a court session where the police presented their findings.

According to the police report, the driver had contacted the father, informing him that the teenager was insisting on driving the vehicle. The father reportedly instructed the driver to comply and take the passenger seat instead. This statement contradicts the father's lawyer's claim that the car was handed over to the driver, not directly to the teenager.

Following the incident, the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) has taken stringent actions against the teenager, cancelling his bail and sending him to a remand home for 14 days. Moreover, the Pune Police have petitioned the JJB to try the minor as an adult, given the gravity of the offense.

The father has been arrested for allowing his underage son to drive without a license, with his police custody extended until May 24. Furthermore, in the wake of allegations that the boy was under the influence at the time of the accident, the police have also arrested the proprietors of two bars accused of serving alcohol to the minor, who reportedly spent ₹48,000 there within a few hours.

Victim's Family Calls for Justice

The accident claimed the lives of two young IT professionals, Ashwini Koshta and Aneesh Awadhiya, both hailing from Madhya Pradesh. Savitha Awadhiya, Aneesh’s mother, expressed her grief and outrage in an interview with NDTV, labeling the incident as murder. She criticized the lack of supervision by the boy's family, stating, "It is the boy's mistake, you can even call it murder, because if he had not made such a big mistake, no one would have died. If only his family members had paid attention, then today my son would have been alive. This is straight up murder."

She vehemently demanded strict punishment for the teenager and lamented the influential status of the boy's family, which she believes could affect the pursuit of justice. Her appeal to the Maharashtra government seeks to ensure that her son’s death is addressed with the seriousness it warrants.

This tragic case has stirred significant public and legal interest, spotlighting issues of underage driving, parental responsibility, and the influence of affluence in legal proceedings.