Defense Minister Jorge Taiana assured this Wednesday that “it is unacceptable that there have been excesses at a welcome reception” for Army Second Lieutenant Matías Ezequiel Chirino in the town of Paso de los Libres in Corrientes, which ended with his death, and said that “the 11 officers who participated in the barbecue were suspended for allegedly very serious misconduct.”

“I am moved, it is horrible what has happened, we found out on Sunday, the complaint was launched before the court for the dubious death of a young man, Matías (who) turned 22 on June 11. It is unacceptable that there has been excesses at a welcome reception for colleagues,” Taiana said in dialogue with Radio 10.

Regarding what happened, the official maintained that “they were given a welcome barbecue, but there was an extraordinary consumption of alcohol and the information gives that (Matías) was not used to it, they went to sleep and the boy fell ill and died of bronchial aspiration” .

Taiana also added: “There was a deformation in command, an abuse, that is what the father denounces, I spoke last night (on Tuesday) with him.” And he stated that he has to “have zero tolerance because there is responsibility and it was a reception that got completely out of control.”

Ezequiel, father of Matías Chirino, said that his son “was killed” and that it was an act of “abuse of authority.” And he aimed directly at the officers of the Artillery Group No. 3 of the Argentine Army, based in the distant city 370 kilometers southeast of the city of Corrientes.

Source: Radio 10