Deputy Collector, Quepem, Agnelo Fernandes handed over a cheque of Rs 3 lakh to the family of Swapnesh Vinayak Xeldekar who was killed in an accident involving a mining truck at Cacumoddi, Curchorem on Wednesday.
It may be recalled that irate locals had blocked the traffic following the accident and demanded the immediate suspension of Police Inspector Bhanudas Dessai who they alleged was trying to hush up the matter to help the mining company.
However, local MLA Shyam Satardekar had assured the people that a thorough enquiry would be held and also agreed to stop movement of mining trucks till the same was completed.
Barely 24 hours later, the mining company handed over the cheque to the authorities to be presented to the family members of the deceased youngster. Shyam has also promised to get a further amount of Rs 2 lakh as compensation from the government.
Meanwhile, mining traffic on the route was re-started with the drivers given strict warning to adhere to the speed limits and other conditions.