Pune, Maharashtra, May 27: Pune Police arrested two senior doctors from a government hospital on Monday for allegedly tampering with the blood report of a minor accused of driving a Porsche car under the influence of alcohol, which resulted in the death of two engineers.

The Yerwada Police Station team arrested Dr. Ajay Taware, head of the forensics team, and Dr. Shrihari Halnor, associated with the blood bank of the government-run Sassoon Hospital, from their homes.

Two Doctors Arrested for Allegedly Tampering with Minor's Blood Report

Both are suspected of tampering with the blood samples of the minor boy and submitting a misleading blood test report that could have repercussions on the prosecution case and the direction of the investigations. Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar had said last week that the police had sent the blood sample report of the minor to a private hospital for a second opinion, and the investigators plan to carry out a DNA test to match them.

The blood report of the minor son of a prominent city builder, Vishal S. Agarwal, had sparked a major controversy as it gave him a clean chit. He was granted bail within 15 hours of the fatal accident in Kalyaninagar on May 19. The accident claimed the lives of IT engineer Ashwini Kosht and her friend Anish Awadhiya, both residents of Madhya Pradesh.

The minor is currently lodged in a juvenile home in Pune. His father is in judicial custody, while grandfather Surendra Kumar Agarwal is also in police custody in the same case.

In addition to the two doctors from the government hospital, Pune Police had also suspended two policemen – PI Rahul Jagdale and API Vishwanath Todkari – on May 24 for dereliction of duty in the case.