By Annonciata Byukusenge
The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) is holding in custody the school nurse of Ecole de Science de Musanze, in Musanze district, after the death of a 12-year-old student.
Jeanne Nyiramugisha was arrested on May 13 following the death of the student who had been ill for almost a week, sources say.
The spokesperson of RIB, Thierry Murangira, said the school nurse, who was also in charge of discipline at the school, was arrested and investigations are underway to get facts regarding the death of the student.
As noted, the nurse is being investigated for allegedly neglecting to save the life of a person in danger.
The student passed away on May 13 at the school.
“Neglecting to rescue or provide assistance to a person in danger is a penal crime, everyone should be aware of that,” Murangira said.
Under the law, anyone who fails to assist or seek assistance for a person in danger while in a position to do so, and when there is no risk involved, commits an offence. Upon conviction, the suspect is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than one year and not more than three years, and a fine of not less than Rwf 300,000 and not more than Rwf500,000.