A one-year old toddler was burnt to death last Friday after the parents had a quarrel at Acornhoek, Mpumalanga.
It is alleged that the two exchanged words before the father left their RDP house. Later on he came back and found the mother in the kitchen with the baby on her back.
He then poured them with petrol and set them alight. They were taken to Tintswalo Hospital where the child passed away.
The mother is still recovering and the suspect who is known to the police is still at large.
A murder case has been opened by the police. A case of attempted murder will also be added on.