A 12-year-old Bronx girl was arrested Monday after she dumped boiling water on an 11-year-old girl, who was asleep at the time, police said Thursday.
The 11-year-old has second-degree burns on her face, neck, shoulders and chest, police said. She was taken to Harlem Hospital in serious but stable condition, they said.
The assault happened at about 4:40 a.m. at the 12-year-old’s home near Findlay Avenue and East 166th Street, where she was hosting a sleepover, police said.
The two girls had gotten into a fight earlier, according to the victim’s cousin who spoke to ABC7.
“Her and her friend got into an argument. She told her if she goes to sleep, they were gonna do something to her,” she said.
The 12-year-old was charged with assault, police said.