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Boy Who Was ‘Chased with Cheese’ Dies of Severe Allergy

Child was said to be popular with friends and classmates, but someone apparently turned on him — read more

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It seems all too hard to believe.

A boy who was said to be popular with his classmates and who had a severe allergy to cheese died after other individuals “chased” him “with cheese” and threw the food down his shirt at his school.

That’s according to information released at an inquest and as reported by LADBible.

Karanbir Cheema, who was known as Karan (he’s shown above with his mom), suffered a serious allergic reaction in Greenford, West London, at the end of June of 2018, just as the school year was wrapping up.

The young teenager was “severely allergic to wheat, gluten, all dairy products, eggs and all nuts, as well as being asthmatic and suffering from atopic eczema,” the outlet reported.

The Telegraph of the U.K. also reported the tragic story.

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Here are more details, according to both publications.

The boy went into anaphylactic shock at William Perkin Church of England High School in Greenford — and he was unconscious for the entire time the paramedics battled to save his life, the St. Pancras Coroners’ Court was told.

The inquest heard from a man named Kierin Oppatt, the paramedic who was the first to arrive on the scene.

“He told the hearing that the 999 operator was told it was ‘just an allergic reaction,’ but when he arrived Karan was ‘gasping for air’ and had broken out in hives.”

The child was unconscious and stopped breathing shortly after Oppatt and his colleague arrived.

The paramedic also reported, “On arrival at the scene I immediately knew it was life-threatening and that the patient had a high risk of going into cardiac and respiratory arrest.”

He added, “We were told by school staff that perhaps someone had chased the patient with cheese and had proceeded to throw it down his T-shirt, that he had an allergic reaction, that he was itchy, his skin was very hot, and that he was having difficulty breathing … Staff had administered two spoons of Piriton, an EpiPen and given him his inhaler.”

Another family member talked about what an “extraordinary child” the deceased boy was.

Ultimately the teen stopped breathing.

“He died with his parents by his hospital bed in Great Ormond Street Hospital 10 days later,” on July 9, the outlet noted.

The boy’s mother, Rina Cheema, expressed her devastation at the turn of events and said, “We want answers.”

Another family member talked about what an “extraordinary child” the deceased boy was.

Authorities are saying it was a “pupil on pupil” incident — and they are still investigating the case.

A different teenager, who was also 13 at the time of the incident, was apparently arrested on suspicion of attempted murder — but has not been charged, according to The Telegraph.

See more about this sad story in the video below:

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