Video of teacher with girl student investigated

The center of Kirkuk northern, oil-rich city. KirkukNow

By KirkukNow in Kirkuk

The National security service and directorate of education in Kirkuk are investigating a video went viral on social media platforms for a teacher asking a girl student to have sex while the teacher claims his account was hacked and no party has filed any complaint against him up to the present.

The video displays several voice messages sent via Facebook messenger of the preparatory school teacher to a couple of girl students of the same school, asking to have an affair.

Rizgar Osman, a teacher in Kirkuk, said that on May 2nd, about 2 am, several messages were sent from his account yet via another smart phone to a number of girl students and some other people.

“I don’t want to go into details because we have got some whereabouts of the incidents and leave the rest for investigation committees,” Osman added.

One of the voice messages was circulated as a video by a Facebook account the same day, causing panic among the parents of the students. Kurdish department of Kirkuk education and the National Security have decided to launch a thorough investigation.

The video was shared by several accounts and seen by KirkukNow reporter yet later it was deleted.

It is not the first time that tutorial staff in Kirkuk are targeted.

End of April, a police officer stormed a school in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk with his guards demanding forcible participation of his failed son in the final ministerial exams.

On April 16th, a teacher of an elementary school of Kirkuk was attacked by relatives of a student as he mediated to put an end to a fighting between two students out of school while he was heading home.

The messages were sent under my name yet it has nothing to do with me directly

“The messages were sent under my name yet it has nothing to do with me directly and I am not aware about it. I can prove that I am innocent and will file lawsuit against those (Facebook) pages.

Osman contacted Iraqi National Security Service in Kirkuk and they tasked a committee to investigate the incident.

“I have been targeted though I have no problem with anyone. I have never known that student,” Osman vowed.

There are over 1,300 schools and nurseries in Kirkuk for over 356,000 students, according to figures of the general commission of statistics in 2017-2018.

Located 238 kilometers north of Baghdad, the oil-rich city of Kirkuk is an ethnically mixed province for 1.7 million Kurds, Arabs, and Turkmen, Muslims, Christians and Kaka'is. It has long been at the center of disputes between Baghdad and the Erbil.

Currently, the Iraqi army, local and federal police, Special Forces along with Shiite paramilitary of Popular Mobilization Forces PMF, undertake the security of Kirkuk province and the disputed territories. 

The Kurdish department of Kirkuk education is investigating the case and a report to be handed over in 24 hours.

“The case was alarming for us because it is the first time in the history of Kurdish education for such an incident to be widely circulated over social media,” said Parwin Fatih, an educational inspector.

“Our committee has paid a visit to the school and preliminary investigation shows the case it not as it was circulated,” Fatih added yet denied to reveal further details.

“In today’s world, everybody can target any one he wants via social media. The family of the girl student have not filed any complaint.”

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