Thirteen months after an explosion at McDonaldâ€™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.
McDonaldâ€™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 McDonaldâ€™s outlet.
The belated move from the fast-food giant comes three weeks after Calcutta High Court restrained the franchisee owner of Park Street McDonaldâ€™s from continuing renovation of the premises till September 12.
The court was responding to a petition filed by Aftabâ€™s father Mohammad Alauddin. â€œThe family was given a compensation of Rs 10 lakh and they will not proceed with the case,â€ said their lawyer R.K. Khanna.