12-Yr-Old Thalassemia Patient Becomes Cop For a Day

Shashank, a 12-year-old thalassemia patient who aspires to become a police inspector

Shashank a 12-year-old thalassemia patient who aspires to become a police inspector, performed the duties of a cop at the VV Puram police station in Bengaluru on 24 July.

“BCP (Bengaluru City Police) humanitarian deed helped 12-year-old boy Shashank, suffering from life threatening disorder, to become a Police Inspector for an hour in VV Puram police station today,” the Bengaluru City police tweeted.

The NGO Make-A-Wish Foundation co-ordinated with the police on the initiative to make Shashank’s dream come true.

Thalassemia is a blood disorder involving lower-than-normal amounts of an oxygen-carrying protein.

Shashank, a resident of Narayanahalli in Chintamani, received a a guard of honour and was escorted by inspector TD Raju. Reported that Shashank inspected the station, prison cell, armoury and the control room.

When asked why he wants to become a police officer, the 12-year-old said he wants to “punish drunkards who create nuisance,” reported.

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