Porsche crash in Pune: Accused teenager remanded in custody to “pray, watch TV and play outside”

The 17-year-old accused of running over two software engineers with his Porsche in Pune, Maharashtra, has been sent to a juvenile detention center for 14 days after his bail was revoked by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB). There he has to follow a daily routine that includes praying, watching television and playing games such as football or volleyball.

According to a report by NDTV, the youngster’s day begins with breakfast. Like other juvenile accused, the teenager is served poha, upma, eggs and milk for breakfast from 8 to 10 am. After an hour of rest, a daily prayer session follows at 11 a.m. Detention center inmates will attend classes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and rest from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The report, citing sources, said that after the rest period, the inmates are served snacks, followed by an hour of television watching. After that, the inmates are expected to play either football or volleyball for two hours. Dinner, consisting of vegetables, dal, rice and rotis, is served at 7:00 pm and they return to their dormitories by 8:00 pm.


Ashwini Koshta and Aneesh Awadhia, both from Madhya Pradesh, were killed when the heavily “drunk” 17-year-old ran down the two IT professionals, who were riding motorcycles, in Kalyani Nagar in Pune, killing them instantly.

After the incident, Cosie Restaurant and Hotel Blak Club, where the youth and his friends drank alcohol, were sealed by the district collector for serving alcohol to minors.

The case sparked a storm of outrage when the JJB ordered the teenage accused to write a 300-word essay on road accidents and help the traffic police for 15 days as punishment. The opposition Congress has also alleged that the teenager was served pizza and burgers at the police station before getting bail in the case.

According to the controversial bail order issued by the JJB hours after the incident, the teenager’s grandfather had “assured that he will keep the child, who is in conflict with the law, away from any bad company and will focus on his studies or any vocational training useful for his career.”

The instruction said: “The CCL will write a 300-word essay on the subject of road accidents and their solutions.”

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Published: May 23, 2024, 2:44 PM IST