The father of two year old girl has absconded after his attempts to cure her with boiling water left her with severe burns on her buttocks and genital parts.
The father, who is unidentified, is said to have held the little girl over boiling water to cure her of candidyasis.
But she fell into the hot water and sustained severe injuries. The young girl is currently at the 37 Military Hospital where she is receiving treatment. Doctors attending to the girl say she is responding to treatment.
Women’s rights group, WILDAF, which is assisting the mother of the girl to seek treatment, has condemned the father’s action.
Programme Coordinator Bernice Sam says his act constitutes abuse and negligence, for which he must be arrested.
She would however not ask for his imprisonment if found guilty. She suggested counseling for the man who is said to have fathered seven children with his wife.