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Police making 'watertight case' against Pune teen over Porsche accident that killed 2
Videograbs of Pune accident/ courtesy: X

Police making 'watertight case' against Pune teen over Porsche accident that killed 2

| @indiablooms | 21 May 2024, 09:14 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: 17-year-old Vedant Agarwal who rammed his father's high-end Porsche into a motorcycle in Pune, killing two techies in their 20s, knew that his act could cause death, and hence, the Indian Penal Code section against him would be applied accordingly, a top police officer has said.

The other two occupants of the car, who are friends of the accused, are being treated as witnesses for now, and the police are trying to build a watertight case, Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar told NDTV Tuesday.

The accident took place in the early hours of Sunday, when the 17-year-old, who had been drinking with his friends in two pubs in Pune to celebrate his Class 12 CBSE results, knocked down the two IT professionals in the Kalyani Nagar area.

Aneesh Awadhiya (24), who was riding the bike was sent flying and hit a parked car, while Ashwini Koshta (25), who was riding pillion, was flung 20 feet into the air. Both of them died on the spot.

Kumar said the teenager, who is the son of a prominent Pune builder, was taken for a medical test in the early hours on Sunday and his blood has been taken and sent for a forensic report.

"Here, we are not applying a case of 304(a) of the Indian Penal Code of drunken driving and a rash and negligent act. We are applying Section 304, where we are saying that he had the knowledge that his rash act - where he was driving a Porsche without a number plate at a rash speed on a narrow street after consuming alcohol - could cause or was likely to cause death," the police commissioner told the channel.

Emphasising that he does not think the report on the test for alcohol in the teenager's blood would come back negative, Kumar said that, irrespective of what the report finally said, the police are trying to prove a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder where there is a knowledge that the act could cause death.

The teen was granted bail after he wrote a 300-word essay on the topic, titled Effect on road accidents and their solution.

Vedant was also asked to learn traffic rules and submit a report by 15 days, The New India Express reported.

Vedant's father Vishal Agrawal was arrested from Aurangabad city of Maharashtra after a case was registered against him on Monday. He was reportedly on the run.

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