DALLAS - Dallas police have arrested a mother in what they are calling an extreme case of child abuse.

Elizabeth Escalona was arrested for injury to a child. Sources told News 8 that Escalona allegedly beat and tortured her 2-year-old daughter.

The girl's grandmother took her to Children's Medical Center in Dallas Wednesday morning. She later assisted police in their arrest of her daughter.

The child is clinging to life and may not survive.

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