Public opinion in Turkey is shocked by a high school math teacher in the Ortaköy district of Istanbul who brutally attacked a student by slapping and punching him.
As seen in the video, another teacher intervened and the child managed to escape an even worse punishment.
A judicial and administrative investigation is being carried out against the teacher who was dismissed from his duties.
Direkt meslekten ihraç edilmeli ve o çocuğa uyguladığı şiddetin hesabını mahkeme önünde vermeli! pic.twitter.com/k1BxiGfBXA
— Sokak Kedisi (@sokakkedisitv) December 22, 2021
The video shows Ali Riza taking the student out of the corridor before he starts slapping and punching the student wildly.
Then he grabs his throat and begins to tighten it.
At that moment, another teacher from the classroom next door heard the noise and went out into the corridor to rescue the child.
The incredible incident, as noted by Turkish media, happened on December 14, but the video footage was released on Wednesday.