The son of an Argentine businessman dies in Spain under unclear circumstances
Spain, July 31, 2012
Juan Pablo Torroija, 41, son of a businessman from the province of Chubut, Argentina, died in Girona under unclear circumstances. His family reported that the man was brutally beaten by police and died as a result of the injuries.
By this time, the Argentine consulate in Barcelona requires the reports on the causes of death and in what context I happened.
According to the Chubut press, Torroija lived in Spain as “squatters”, and apparently the police was chasing him with other people, after being evicted when the movement “The indignados” (the outraged) was originated and extended for Europe last year.
He had traveled to Europe seven years ago with a girl whom he had a daughter that is 7 years old today.
A few weeks ago he had moved to Girona and was arrested in the street by police and brutally beaten. He was taken to the police station Vista Alegre and then to Hospital Josep Trueta, in the center of Girona. He died on July 14.
His family found out two weeks after the death because the Argentine Consulate was not notified. Police and local justice say Torroija committed suicide in hospital but the family does not believe this version and says he was killed by officers who beat him.