Port-Au-Prince: The UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti said it is investigating a second death of a Rwandan police officer in as many weeks, adding that it believes the deaths are related.
The body of Sgt Jeremiah Aloys Nsengiyumva was found Sunday behind a military camp for Uruguayan troops, while the body of Sgt Hassan Bisangwa was discovered last Wednesday in the town of Jeremie on Haiti's far western coast, the United Nations' force said in a statement yesterday.
The statement said that Aloys Nsengiyumva fatally shot Bisangwa and fled. The two were part of a police unit that was deployed to Haiti in December 2011.
The UN force didn't provide a motive for the shooting.
The mission in Haiti, known by the French acronym Minustah, arrived in 2004 following the ouster of then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and has helped provide stability since. The UN says 173 people associated with the Haiti mission have died since then, 102 of them in the country's 2010 earthquake.
First Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 11:42