A student in Ludra village in Madhya Pradesh was allegedly burnt after a mid-day meal serving staffer threw hot 'dal' on him.
Prince, a Class 1 student, had requested for some extra 'dal' when the staffer poured it on him.
Prince's face, throat, chest, and back have been severely burnt. He is out of danger now and recovering in a hospital.
A case has been registered against the staffer and action will be taken, a police said.