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Pune Porsche Accident: Candle march held to pay tribute to two techies killed in accident

Pune Porsche crash: Citizens held a candlelight march on Saturday to pay tribute to Anish Awadhiya and Ashwini Koshta, two IT professionals killed in a tragic car crash involving a minor.

Edited By: Vaidehi Jahagirdar Pune Updated on: May 26, 2024 0:06 IST
Candle March
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Citizens gathered on Saturday evening to participate in a candle march, paying tribute to two IT professionals, Anish Awadhiya and Ashwini Koshta, who tragically lost their lives in a Pune porsche car crash six days ago. The victims, originally from Madhya Pradesh, were struck by a speeding Porsche allegedly driven by a drunk teenage boy.

Significantly, the fatal accident, which occurred in the Kalyani Nagar area, has sparked widespread outrage among the community. According to eyewitnesses, the car was traveling at high speed when it collided with the motorbike carrying Awadhiya and Koshta.

Meanwhile, in a significant development, two Pune police officers have been suspended due to major lapses in the car crash investigation. 

Officials suspended for dereliction of duty

According to the information, Inspector Rahul Jagdale and Assistant Police Inspector Vishwanath Todkari from the Yerawada police station, were suspended on Friday for "late reporting" and "dereliction of duty" in the investigation of a car crash involving a 17-year-old juvenile. 

Elaborating on the details, Additional Commissioner of Police Manoj Patil, said, the police officers failed to promptly inform senior officers and the police control room. Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar admitted there was a significant delay in collecting the juvenile’s blood samples, taken at 11 pm, long after the 3 am crash. The probe has now been transferred to the Crime Branch.

Judicial custody ordered

Further, a Pune court remanded Vishal Agarwal, father of the 17-year-old involved in the fatal car crash, along with five other accused, to judicial custody until June 7. The prosecution had sought an extension of their police custody, but the court decided otherwise.


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