The Bombay High Court was informed that Father Stan Swamy, 84, passed away at 1.24 p.m. today. He is accused in the Bhima Koregaon caste violence case and was arrested from Ranchi on October 9, 2020. Medical Director of the Holy Family Hospital Dr. Ian D’souza told a Division Bench of Justices S.S. Shinde and N.J. Jamadar that Father Stan had pulmonary infection, post-COVID complications in the lungs and pneumonia.
He also had other ailments. He was put on a ventilator and he never regained consciousness. Father Stan was shifted to the private hospital from Taloja Central Jail on 29th of May after being directed by the High Court. He tested positive for COVID-19 on 30th of May.