10 Lakh For A Life After 13 Months

Calcutta Telegraph:

Thirteen months after an explosion at McDonald’s killed a pedestrian on Park Street, a court prod has finally prompted the company to cough up compensation and inch closer to reopening the address.

McDonald’s India on Tuesday paid Rs 10 lakh to the family of Aftab Hussain Ansari, the 24-year-old who died in the impact of the blast on the morning of August 12.

The family of six lives in a small room at Queens Mansion, across the road from the McDonald’s outlet.

The belated move from the fast-food giant comes three weeks after Calcutta High Court restrained the franchisee owner of Park Street McDonald’s from continuing renovation of the premises till September 12.

The court was responding to a petition filed by Aftab’s father Mohammad Alauddin. “The family was given a compensation of Rs 10 lakh and they will not proceed with the case,” said their lawyer R.K. Khanna.

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