Awaiting bail, Koregaon-Bhima accused Fr. Stan Swamy dies

The 84-year old activist Stan Swamy had suffered a cardiac arrest and could not be revived.
Stan Swamy
Activist Father Stan Swamy

Mumbai July 5 : Ailing octogenarian tribal rights activist Fr. Stan Lourduswamy — accused in the Koregoan-Bhima case who was awaiting bail on medical grounds — passed away here on Monday afternoon.

Swamy’s Senior Advocate Mihir Desai informed the Bombay High Court judges Justice S.S. Shinde and Justice N J. Jamdar of the development when his bail plea came up for hearing this afternoon.

“Its with a very heavy heart I have to inform you that Fr. Stan Swamy has passed away,” a doctor treating him informed the court.

Post-midnight Desai said, Stan Swamy’s health condition deteriorated. This, he added, could be a result of long-term post-Covid complications.

He added that early on Saturday the 84-year old activist Stan Swamy had suffered a cardiac arrest and could not be revived.

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