10-year-old Sadiq of Hyderabad got his wish to be police commissioner for a day
Little Sadiq wanted to be police commissioner for a day. The 10-year-old, who has cancer, got his wish on Wednesday.
Looking the part in khaki uniform and a cap, he beamed with pride when police officers of Hyderabad saluted him, their "chief" for a day. He "signed" papers, addressed a news conference and also had a snappy salute for the cameras, baton tucked under one arm.
Sadiq, who is from Karimnagar, has many relatives in the police force. So it was no surprise when he told "Make a Wish Foundation" - a voluntary organization that works with terminally ill children - that he wanted to be police commissioner.
"I want to maintain peace and catch rowdies," he told a crowd of reporters, dwarfed by his seat.
Hyderabad police chief Mahendar Reddy readily agreed to step aside for a day, saying he felt happy to fulfill little Sadiq's wish.