The 14-month-old baby daughter of a French rabbi from Bron, near Lyon, suffered severe burns on her back, buttocks and thigh after her stroller was sabotaged in her apartment building.
The child’s grandmother had parked the carriage in a public area inside the building overnight Sunday. She noticed a severe irritation on the baby’s skin after returning from a 90 minute walk in the stroller, and rushed her to the hospital.
It was subsequently discovered that white solvent poured on the carriage, which was also slashed, according to a report Wednesday by the French daily, Le Parisien.
French police are investigating the possibility of an anti-Semitic attack, perhaps by a neighbor, according to a police source who spoke with Le Parisien.
“We take this case very seriously,” the source told the site.
The stroller remains with police as evidence in the investigation.