close
close
Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Porsche crash in Pune: Teen driver’s blood sample was thrown in dustbin, says top cop

By Vaseline May27,2024

The police investigation shows that Dr. Srihari Halnor, CMO of Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), threw the blood sample of the minor involved in the car accident into a dustbin. Dr. Halnor replaced, at the behest of Dr. Ajay Taware, professor and head of the department of forensic medicine at SGH, by taking a sample from an unidentified person to manipulate the test outcome.

The senior official said the blood sample was replaced at SGH on the orders of the father of the suspected youth, who has also been booked in the case. (HT PHOTO)

Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar said on Monday that police had taken two blood samples from the minor suspect and sent them to Sassoon Hospital and Regional Forensic Laboratory in Aundh respectively.

Unlock exclusive access to the latest news about India’s general elections, only through the HT app. Download now! Download now!

The first blood sample was taken on May 19 at 11 am after the incident took place around 2.30 am involving the 17-year-old who crashed Porsche into a bike killing two young techies in Kalyaninagar. Another sample was then sent to the Aundh facility.

Porsche crash cover-up: How Pune police spotted blood samples from teenager’s father

The senior official said the blood sample was replaced at SGH on the orders of the father of the suspected youth, who has also been booked in the case.

According to Kumar, the second blood sample and DNA profiling at the Aundh branch proved that it matched the minor’s father.

The two Sassoon doctors have been arrested under sections 120(b) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (criminal conspiracy), 201 (punishment for destroying evidence), 214 (gratification for concealing offence) and 467 (forgery).

“The digital video recorder (DVR) at Sassoon Hospital has been taken into custody for further investigation,” the police chief said.

Related Post