A Manchester man has been charged with causing significant burns to the face and body of a seven-year-old boy who was not conscious or breathing when police arrived Tuesday, according to a Manchester police news release.
On Thursday, 25-year-old Murtadah Mohammad, who is known to the victim, was arrested, police said.
Mohammad is charged with one count of First-Degree Assault (felony), two counts of Second-Degree Assault (felony), two counts of Falsifying Physical Evidence (felony), and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, police said.
Police were called Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. to an Eastern Avenue address for a report of a 7-year-old boy who had suffered significant burns to his face and body.
The child was immediately brought to a local hospital for treatment and subsequently moved to another hospital for more advanced care.
Aside from the burns, medical professionals indicated they found other injuries on the child as well, police said.
The Manchester Police Juvenile Unit immediately began investigating. This case is ongoing, and anyone with information about this incident was asked to call the Manchester Police at 603-668-8711. You can also remain anonymous and call Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040.