A 10-year-old terminally-ill boy, Mohammed Sadiq's, dream to become Hyderabad police commissioner came true on Wednesday. Clad in khakis, sporting insignia and holding a baton just like the commissioner, the child played the perfect top cop for a day.
When representatives of NGO 'Make-A-Wish Foundation' met Sadiq at the hospital a month ago, he told them that his dream was to become the Hyderabad police commissioner one day. "Normally, when we ask them to make a wish, most children, suffering from acute illness, wish to meet celebrities or their heroes. However, Sadiq wanted to become police commissioner and we approached Hyderabad CP M Mahendar Reddy," said Make-A-Wish-Foundation of India.
The police commissioner responded positively to the proposal of the NGO representatives and agreed to make Sadiq police commissioner of Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Before assuming office, Sadiq was given a ceremonial welcome by the police when he arrived at the Commissioner’s Office. Mahendar Reddy along with his senior colleagues escorted the 'special commissioner' to his chambers. After occupying his chair, Sadiq even took charge by 'signing' a file.
Later, addressing the media, 'commissioner' Sadiq said that he wants to chase away rowdies from the city and appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony. "We hope Sadiq's health improves after this and in future he will become the commissioner of police for Hyderabad," Mahendar Reddy said.