Pune Porsche Crash: Outcry Over Lenient Bail, Calls Strict Laws

Pune Porsche Car Accident
Pune Porsche Car Accident

The nation is in shock after a 17-year-old boy was involved in a fatal car accident that resulted in the deaths of two people in Pune. The Pune Police have arrested the father of the teenager in Maharashtra's Aurangabad. The video of the accident is going viral on social media.

17-year-old Porsche Accident:

An accident occurred in Pune's Kalyani Nagar area on Sunday morning when a drunken teenager driving a Porsche caused the death of two individuals. According to police reports, a 17-year-old driving a luxury Porsche collided with a motorcycle, resulting in the instant deaths of Anis Awadhiya and Ashwini Costa. The accident, captured on CCTV, revealed the car travelling at an estimated 160 -200 kmph speed in a narrow lane.

Reason Behind The Accident:

According to Pune Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar, the 17-year-old minor had been celebrating his class 12 results at a local pub with his friends. He was seen consuming alcohol there with his friends. There is CCTV footage as well where he was found drinking alcohol. To note the legal drinking age in Maharashtra is 25. Due to the alcohol consumption, he could not control the car, which led to the accident.

Teen Boy Arrest and Bail:

After the teenager Vedant Agarwal was taken into custody following the incident, a Pune court granted him bail within a few hours of the accident. As a condition of his bail, the court specified that he must write a 300-word essay reflecting on the impact of his actions, seek professional help to address any issues related to alcohol consumption (counselling) and engage in voluntary work with the Pune traffic police to raise awareness about road safety and responsible driving.

Cases Registered Against Vedant Agarwal:

Commissioner Kumar stated, "We have taken yesterday's incident seriously. We have taken action under section 304 of IPC, which is a non-bailable section as it was a heinous crime."

After the accident, the Pune Police in Maharashtra's Aurangabad arrested Vishal Agarwal from Sambhajinagar, the father of the 17-year-old boy. According to the First Information Report (FIR) filed in connection with the incident, the man knowingly allowed his son, who did not possess a valid driving license, to drive the car, putting his son's life at risk. 

Furthermore, the father permitted his son to attend a party despite being aware of his alcohol consumption. Added to this, the bar owners are also facing several charges for serving alcohol to a minor, which is a serious legal offence. The officials have initiated legal proceedings against the pub where a minor was observed consuming alcohol. 

The owners are being charged with serious offences due to their involvement in providing alcohol to the underage individual, which ultimately contributed to the tragic events that ensued.

Aftermath of the accident:

The public has made the accident widely known by sharing videos and recounting the details of the incident. They are showing their support for the victims and demanding justice. The individuals who lost their lives in the accident are Ashwini and Anish, both of whom work in the IT industry and are from Madhya Pradesh.

The public is expressing strong opposition to the lenient punishment given to the youth, who was only required to write a 300-word essay that did not convey a serious tone despite being responsible for the deaths of two individuals.