We have heard incessant cases of bullying on the basis of race, color, and disability in schools across the world. But there's a new trend that's on the rise in the UK called allergy bullying. And 13-year-old Indian boy was an unfortunate victim of this merciless trend. The boy named, Karanbir Cheema (Karan), suffered from acute 'dairy allergy'.
Bullies in his school tapped on to this weakness and forced him to eat a cheese sandwich. Cheema had a severe reaction to the piece of cheese and was rushed to a London hospital.
After struggling for 10 days, the boy succumbed to the allergies and died in the hospital.
According to reports, the boy was “forced to eat” the cheese but others said it was “flicked at his face” while his mother claimed the food was “rubbed against his neck”, according to reports.
Cheema’s father, Amarjeet, said that he was heartbroken. “We were in the hospital I had to watch him die, no parent should have to go through that,” he said.
But, However, Cheema's mother, who is devastated by the sudden death of her only son, has come down heavily on the school authorities.
“My son had allergies but he was very careful. He had an allergy to dairy products but was good at avoiding them. I don’t see how a piece of cheese hitting him could have killed him. We have been told very little.”
The head of William Perkin C of E high school, where Karanbir was a pupil, said he was treated immediately in the school before paramedics arrived.
She claimed police and the school kept her in the dark about the events which led to Cheema’s death.
“I want answers, I want to get to the bottom of what happened, I will be asking the school if he was bullied but my son was very popular, you could not help but like that child, he never made enemies.”