A pre-teen sleepover party in New York
City turned grim Monday when a girl threw a pot of boiling water on her friend's face, leaving her with severe burns, police said. Merritt's cousin, Yolanda Richardson told CBS2 the incident began when the two girls got into an argument the night before. GIRL, 8, DIES MONTHS AFTER DRINKING BOILING WATER ON A DAREMerritt was rushed to the hospital, where she was treated for second-degree burns. It's unclear if the incident was inspired by the "Hot Water Challenge" -- a dare that became a social media trend in recent months. Ki'ari Pope, an 8-year-old girl in Florida, died earlier this month after she was injured while drinking boiling water through a straw.