The boy has been sent to a remand home till June 5.


The bail of the Pune teenager who rammed his Porsche into a motorcycle, killing two IT professionals in their 20s, has been cancelled by the Juvenile Justice Board. Wednesday’s decision comes three days after the Board had granted bail to the 17-year-old and asked him to write an essay on road accidents, prompting nationwide outrage.

The Board has sent the juvenile to a remand home till June 5. It did not, however, give a decision on whether he should be tried as an adult. 

After the accident in the early hours of Sunday, the teenager, who is the son of a prominent Pune realtor, had been granted bail within 15 hours.  Apart from a personal bond, a surety and a 300-word essay on road safety, he was asked to visit the regional transport office, study all rules and regulations, and give a presentation. 

He was also asked to undergo de-addiction counselling for alcohol consumption and consult psychiatrists. 

The accident took place around 2.15 am, when the teenager, who had been drinking with his friends in two pubs in Pune to celebrate his Class 12 results, knocked down the two 24-year-old IT professionals in the Kalyani Nagar area in the Rs 2.5-crore Porsche. Aneesh Awadhiya, who was riding the bike was sent flying and hit a parked car, while Ashwini Koshta – who was riding pillion – was flung 20 feet into the air. Both of them died on the spot. 

At 17 years and 8 months old, the teenager was four months short of the legal age for driving. The legal drinking age in Maharashtra is 25 years. 

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