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Damon Clay, 17, is in intensive care, in a medically induced coma with burns covering 70 percent of his body.

*(Via WSB TV) – A teenage boy is recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital after his family says someone attacked him with boiling hot rice.

The family told Channel 2’s Carl Willis that the attack happened as the boy was sleeping.

Damon Clay, 17, is in intensive care, in a medically induced coma, with burns covering 70 percent of his body.

Witnesses say two teens threw a pot of boiling rice on him as he slept.

“He’s scarred for the rest of his life. His life will never be the same,” the teen’s aunt said, asking not to be identified.

Family members told Willis that Clay was attacked Monday morning by Quintavious Barber, 19, and Malik Moton, 18, after the two accused the victim of stealing a PlayStation 3.

“I think it’s ridiculous somebody would do a child like that,” neighbor Tamara Miller said.

“They were friends. Everybody was supposed to be friends,” neighbor Laprell Grant said.

Get MORE of this story at WSB TV.