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The car reportedly then drove away.
The entire exchange lasted only about 30 seconds, said Mirza, who added he normally would never have engaged with a dangerous driver.
“My immediate reaction was, ‘What the hell just happened?’ At the beginning I didn’t realize. Something hot came on me as well, but I didn’t realize, because it was all on her,” he said, adding that his son in the car was also horrified by the experience. “It’s really hard for the whole family.”
Mirza’s daughter is expected to make a full recovery from her burns.
But the father said the scalding has had a significant effect on the girl’s mental health.
“Sometimes she’ll just wake up crying,” he said. “It’s an impact that stays with her, every day. It’s very hard.”
Police are appealing to the public for help with the case. They believe the suspect vehicle to be a silver, four-door Toyota Camry, but have been unable to identify any of the three men who were in the vehicle.
“This is not something that I think any of us want in any of our communities,” said Calgary Police Service acting staff sergeant Lon Brewster.
“We need information to further this investigation, which is why we’re reaching out to Calgarians again today.”
Brewster declined to speculate on what charges the men could face if found, saying a full investigation into the incident would take place.
Mirza said he doesn’t understand why the men from the car haven’t come forward after likely learning about the injuries to his daughter in the media.