A teacher of DPS Rajbagh beats kids: No, the viral video shared by Tathagata Roy is from Egypt

Reported on 2019-07-22 14:01:51.0 by Neel Kamal

Rumour

A Twitter user Dyutimay Banerjee tweeted a video in which a teacher can be seen beating kids. Tathagata Roy, Governor of Meghalaya re-tweeted his tweet to claim that the name of the teacher in the video is Sakil Ahmed Ansari.

He asked someone to verify his claim and called for the teacher's sacking if the video is true.

You can watch the video here:

In another tweet, he mentioned that the school is DPS Rajbag.

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Our Investigation

With the help of the invid chrome extension, we extracted the keyframes and did a reverse image search. We found that the video is not from India but Egypt where an orphanage manager named Osama Mohammed Othman was secretly filmed, by his estranged wife, beating the children with a stick and kicking them as reported by State-run al-Ahram newspaper.

According to a 2014 BBC report, the court sentenced the head of a Cairo orphanage to three years in prison for assaulting seven children in his care and endangering their lives.

The sentence includes two years' hard labour. The third year was suspended pending the payment of $110 (£87) bail.

The victims - aged between four and seven - said Othman attacked them for not asking for permission to watch TV.

Fact

The viral video of a teacher beating kids which was shared by Tathagata Roy, Governor of Meghalaya is from Egypt and has no relation with DPS Rajbagh or any other Indian schools.

We had replied to Tathagat Roy on the same day to point out the truth about the video but he is yet to delete his tweet.

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