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Allergic Indian teen dies after bully classmates expose him to cheese in UK school

A teenager of Indian origin has died in West London after an allergic reaction to a cheese prank.   Karanbir Cheema, 13, was rushed to the hospital in a life-threatening condition after being exposed to cheese in his school, William Perkin C of E High School in Greenford.   He died on Sunday with his parents by his side. The situation that lead to his allergic reaction is not clear and Karanbir’s parents want to know what exactly happened.

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A teenager of Indian origin has died in West London after an allergic reaction to a cheese prank. 

Karanbir Cheema, 13, was rushed to the hospital in a life-threatening condition after being exposed to cheese in his school, William Perkin C of E High School in Greenford. 

He died on Sunday with his parents by his side. The situation that lead to his allergic reaction is not clear and Karanbir’s parents want to know what exactly happened. 

Rina, his mother, said that he was a very popular and liked student and never would have made any enemies, notes The Independent.

Karanbir had a lot of allergies but he had been taught to avoid them. He was allergic to wheat, gluten, dairy products, eggs and all nuts.

Apparently, Karanbir was bullied at school and there are various versions of what might have transpired that lead to trigger the allergic reaction. 

Some say kids forcefully fed him cheese. In another version of the incident, it was flicked at him and it hit his mouth. Some students have even claimed that cheese had been slipped down his shirt. 

Rina, who has been an emotional wreck,  demands to get proper answers from the police as she believes both, the school and the police, have kept them in the dark. His father, Amarjeet, too has demanded an explanation and has stated that no parent should have to witness their child’s death. 

A student from the same school had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He was let off on bail after questioning and has been called back at a further date. 

The school staff and students have shown immense support to the family.  

 

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