Porsche Hit and Run: Victim's mother 'disappointed' on juvenile bail decision

Savita Avadhiya says, "We don't want the juvenile to be hanged, but he should receive punishment that ensures he never repeats such a mistake."
File Photo of Anish Awadhiya and Ashwini Koshta families with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde in Mumbai
File Photo of Anish Awadhiya and Ashwini Koshta families with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde in Mumbaix.com/mieknathshinde/

Pune: The Bombay High Court has granted bail to the juvenile accused involved in the tragic hit-and-run case in Pune, where two software engineers lost their lives. This decision has sparked outrage from Savita Avadhiya, the mother of one of the victims, Anish Avadhiya.

"We are deeply disappointed with the court's decision," Savita Avadhiya said. "The judge and the entire system seem to only see the juvenile accused's complaints, but what about our pain? We don't want the juvenile to be hanged, but he should receive a punishment that ensures he never repeats such a mistake."

A petition was filed in the Bombay High Court claiming that the juvenile was being held illegally. After hearing arguments from both sides, the High Court ordered the release of the accused, declaring the detention illegal. Since the juvenile's parents and grandfather are currently in police custody, the juvenile's custody has been transferred to his aunt.

Savita Avadhiya expressed her frustration following the court's ruling, saying, "The court released him based on his complaints, but what about us? The accused's actions have extinguished the light in two families. Do you think this decision will bring joy to a mother who has lost her 24-year-old son forever? We are only seeking justice. We hope that both our family and Ashwini Koshta's family will receive justice."

The incident occurred in Pune's Kalyaninagar area when the son of prominent builder Vishal Agarwal, driving a speeding Porsche, collided with the bike of Anish Avadhiya and Ashwini Koshta. Both bikers died on the spot. Bystanders at the scene apprehended the driver, assaulted him, and handed him over to the police.

The underage driver was found to be intoxicated. Despite the severity of the incident, the Juvenile Justice Board granted bail to the accused within hours, merely requiring him to write a 300-word essay.

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