Wichita police say a 5 year old girl was being watched by a relative at an undisclosed location in southwest Wichita when she got into trouble for taking food into the living room.
Officials say the man watching her was scolding her while he was holding a pan of boiling water. The man allegedly poured the water over parts of the 5 year old's body. The child received 2nd degree burns to the back, face and arms.
Later in the day the girl's father picked her up. Soon after he noticed her injuries. The father took the girl to Wesley West for treatment.
The Exploited and Missing Child Unit is investigating. So far no arrests have been made.