Porsche accident in Pune: Remanded in detention center, teenager accused of ‘praying, watching TV, playing outdoor games’

The 17-year-old accused of mowing down two software engineers with his Porsche in Pune, Maharashtra, was sent to a remand prison for 14 days after his bail was revoked by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB). There he will follow a schedule that includes praying, watching TV and playing games such as football or volleyball.

According to a report by NDTV, the youngster will start his day with breakfast. Like other juvenile accused, the teenager is served poha, upma, eggs and milk for breakfast from 8 am to 10 am. After an hour of rest, a daily prayer session follows at 11 a.m. The inmates of the pre-trial detention center 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, inmates are served snacks and then watched an hour of television. Afterwards, the inmates are supposed to play either soccer or volleyball for two hours. At 7pm they are served dinner consisting of vegetables, dal, rice and rotis and they return to their dormitories around 8pm.


Ashwini Koshta and Aneesh Awadhia, both from Madhya Pradesh, were killed when the heavily “drunk” 17-year-old hit the two IT professionals who were being carried on motorbikes in Kalyani Nagar in Pune, killing them on the spot.

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 would keep the child in conflict with the law (CCL) away from bad company and focus on his studies or vocational training that will help his career.”

The brief was: “The CCL will write a 300-word essay on the topic of road accidents and their solutions.”

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