Terminally ill boy is police chief for a day.
Hyderabad: In a moving gesture, Hyderabad City Police fulfilled the last wish of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy, Mohammad Sadiq, by making him city police commissioner for a day on Wednesday.
Mohammad, from the Karimnagar district, suffers from blood cancer, and was inspired to become a police commissioner by a number of policemen in his family. After finding out about Mohammad's dream, the Make A Wish Foundation stepped in and coordinated with the police department to fulfil his wish.
As the boy clad in khaki and a cap entered the City Police Commissioner's office, Commissioner Mahinder Reddy and other officials saluted him and escorted him to his chambers, where a confident Mohammad occupied the chair in the presence of the media.
The event had all the trappings of a senior IPS officer taking charge of his office.
The NGO strived to fulfil the dream of the boy as his doctors said that it may help to improve his health and lengthen his life for some more time.
The boy's father Mohammed Raheemuddin said, "I am very grateful to the Hyderabad Police and the NGO the way they fulfilled the dream of my ailing son."
"I want to catch rowdies", Mohammad said when asked what he would like to do as Police Commissioner.
"I am very happy to fulfil the wish of the boy and I wish him a long and healthy life," said Police Commissioner Reddy.
Pushpa Devi, from the Make A Wish Foundation, said that her organisation has been working to fulfil the wishes of seriously ill children all over the country and arranged meetings with many celebrities. "We have made an appeal to film star Pavan Kalyan to meet a girl from Khammam, suffering from a brain tumour", she said.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao recently fulfilled the wish of another terminally ill child by meeting him at a hospital.
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