In a heartening incident, a terminally ill six-year-old boy from Hyderabad was granted his wish of being a police officer for a day. On Wednesday, he occupied the seat of Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda.
The police said that the boy, D Ishan, has been diagnosed with blood cancer and is undergoing treatment at MNJ Cancer Hospital in Red Hills.
Ishan's parents, D Chand Pasha and Haseena, natives of Kunchanpally in Telangana's Medak district, have three children and hail from a poor background.
This is when Make a Wish foundation interacted with the parents and asked young Ishan to make a wish.
Ishan immediately said that he wanted to become a police commissioner, following which the NGO met with Rachakonda Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat, who in turn decided to fulfil the young boy's wish for one day.
Ishan 'took charge' as a Commissioner for one day and was seen being happy and delighted.
Speaking to reporters at the gathering, he said that he wanted to install CCTV cameras across the city to monitor law and order and also wanted to ensure people-friendly policing.
When asked by a reporter what he would do for women's safety in the city, the boy replied saying that he would increase the number of SHE Teams in the city along with police patrolling.
This was not the first time that the city police granted such a wish.
In 2016, 8-year-old Madipalli Roop Aurona, who suffers from thalassemia, became the Police Commissioner of Hyderabad for a day.
The health condition meant that the boy had to undergo blood transfusions every few weeks, and was under heavy medication and had to be eternally alert to make sure his health does not worsen.
The 8-year-old even signed files and truly got to live a day in the life of a Commissioner.