The body of Indian Jesuit priest Stan Swamy, 84, who died under detention, was cremated on July 6 after a court asked Jesuit officials to follow prison rules – although he was free from Covid-19.
Father Swamy’s body was destroyed in an electric crematorium at around 6.30pm after the funeral Mass, UCANews.com (July 7) writes.
Swamy suffered a cardiac arrest early on July 4. He was put on a ventilator and never regained consciousness. He was arrested and detained last October under “terrorism” charges.
At the time Swamy commented, “We are all aware of how prominent intellectuals, lawyers, writers, poets, activists, student leaders — they are all put in jail just because they have expressed their dissent.”