A 2-year-old girl suffered severe burns after her mother put her in a hot oven in Glen Rose, Texas.
Police responded to a call from a neighbour and arrested Tasha Shontell Hatcher after witnesses told the authorities that she had put her child in a hot oven.
Hatcher, 35, was charged with ‘causing serious injury to a child’ - a first-degree felony - and arrested over the March 17 incident, according to the Glen Rose Reporter.
Somervell County Sheriff Department confirmed that the child was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth and then transported via air ambulance to Parkland Burn Center in Dallas.
The child is being treated for second and third degree burns. A former co-worker of Hatcher said the child is believed to be in stable condition.
Officials said the child has since been taken from the family’s custody.
A few days back, a four-year-old boy died after his stepmother allegedly put his legs in scalding hot water as punishment in the US state of Ohio.
Anna Ritchie, 25, put her stepson Austin Derreck Cooper’s legs in hot water bathtub before sending him to bed at their home in Franklin, Ohio. Ritchie was charged with child endangering.