Jefferson City parents arrested for child abuse

Darshan Gandhi

Two Jefferson City parents are in jail charged with felony child abuse.

Darshan Gandhi is charged with two counts of child abuse.

His wife, Bhatki Gandhi, is charged with one count of child abuse and one count of endagering the welfare of a child.

According to court documents the father, Darshan, heated up a spoon on a stove and burned his two daughters with the hot spoon.

Court documents allege that the mother held down one of the daughters while the father burned her.

Officers said the mother failed to report the incident or seek treatment for the children.

No details on when the couple will be in court.