The Bombay High Court on Monday was informed that Father Stan Swamy, 84, passed away at 1.24 p.m.
Dr. Ian D’souza, medical director of the Holy Family Hospital where Fr. Swamy was admitted, told a division bench of Justices S.S. Shinde and N.J. Jamadar that the tribal rights activists had pulmonary infection, post COVID-19 complications in the lungs and pneumonia. He also had Parkinson’s. Dr. D’souza said the Jesuit priest suffered from a cardiac arrest on July 4 at 4.30 a.m. He was put on a ventilator, and he never regained consciousness.
Senior advocate Mihir Desai, representing Fr. Swamy, said: “we have no grievance against the hospital. However, we cannot say the same thing about the National Investigation Agency [NIA] and State authorities. I am seeking judicial custody into this as there was a delay of 10 days in taking him to the hospital from jail”.