Awaiting bail, Koregaon-Bhima accused Fr. Stan Swamy dies
Mumbai, July 5, 2021
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," he said, quoting a doctor treating him.
He added that early on Saturday the 84-year old activist had suffered a cardiac arrest and could not be revived.