Pune Porsche Crash: Mother Arrested for Blood Sample Swap

porsche accident teen Vishal Agarwal's mother

After the arrest of the father and grandfather of the teen accused in the Pune Porsche crash that claimed the lives of two IT professionals, it has been reported that the Pune police have arrested the mother of the teenage driver as well. The mother was taken into custody for her role in swapping her blood sample with her son’s. This was done in an attempt to prove that he was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

Pune Porsche crash teen mother arrested

The Pune police, during their investigation, found that the mother actively participated in the manipulation of evidence. For this, she provided her own blood sample in place of her son’s. This cheating act was intended to mislead authorities and obstruct them from punishing their son.

This move from the mother has highlighted the lengths to which the family is willing to go to protect the 17-year-old boy. Many people have stated that this arrest is very important as it shows the serious legal consequences of tampering with evidence in a criminal investigation.

Blood Sample Swapping

Recently, during an interview, Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar stated that after it was reported that the blood samples were swapped, the Pune police authorities arrested Dr. Ajay Taware, head of the forensic medicine department at Sassoon General Hospital.

Along with him, Dr. Shrihari Halnor and hospital staffer Atul Ghatkamble were also arrested for tampering with blood samples. These medical professionals were involved in the scheme to swap the blood samples, said the Pune police.

According to reports, on May 19 at 11 a.m., a blood sample from the minor accused was taken to Sassoon General Hospital. After this, the teen’s father, Vishal Agarwal, contacted Dr. Ajay Taware. Following this contact, Dr. Taware instructed Dr. Halnor to switch the samples, sending a different person’s blood sample to the forensic lab.

Sassoon General Hospital’s report then falsely indicated that the minor had not consumed alcohol. However, this time around, police took another blood sample from the minor for DNA testing at a different government hospital, which confirmed the presence of alcohol.

It was then reported that the second blood sample matched the minor. This contradicted the initial tampered sample. Following this, during interrogation, Dr. Taware admitted to switching the blood samples, implicating additional staff in the manipulation.

Father and Grandfather also arrested

As mentioned above, prior to the arrest of the mother of this teen, the police had already arrested his father and grandfather. Both of them were taken into custody after it was found that they kidnapped the family’s driver. They also reportedly attempted to force him into taking the blame for the accident.

Pune Porsche Crash: Mother Arrested for Blood Sample Swap
Vishal Agarwal

As per the reports, the driver was with the juvenile in the Porsche when it struck the two-wheeler, killing the two engineers. However, the father and grandfather tried to bribe the driver to confess to driving the car. But when the driver refused, they kidnapped him, confined him to their home, and pressured him to confess.

Both the father and grandfather were remanded in judicial custody for 14 days by a local court. Reportedly, the prosecution argued for extended custody. This extension was asked for the ongoing recovery of evidence. At the time, the police officials recovered a phone and a car used in the crime. However, the defense argued that the police had already gathered sufficient evidence.

Pune Porsche accident

For those who may not be aware, the tragic incident occurred on May 19 in Pune’s Kalyani Nagar area. It was reported that a speeding Porsche Taycan electric sedan, allegedly driven by the 17-year-old boy, collided with a two-wheeler.

Pune Porsche Crash: Mother Arrested for Blood Sample Swap
Porsche accident

This horrific accident resulted in the deaths of 24-year-old engineers Aneesh Awadhiya and Ashwini Kostha. Initial reports indicated that the minor was under the influence of alcohol. However, despite the severity of the incident, the minor was initially released on bail within 15 hours.

The most pathetic part of this were the conditions under which the 17-year-old was granted bail. As part of his conditions, he was asked to write a 300-word essay and work with traffic cops for 15 days. He was also asked to seek treatment for his drinking habit.