It’s not everyday that a 12-year-old boy takes charge and responsibility of catching criminals! But for ‘Inspector’ Shashank, this wasn’t just a dream, it was his aspiration and he did it! The young boy is no ordinary kid. Not only is he in charge as an inspector at VV Puram police station in Bengaluru, but he’s also dealing with a personal battle – he is suffering from Thalassemia, a serious blood disorder. An NGO, “Make-A-Wish Foundation” was touched by Shashank’s plight and approached the Benguluru police.
At VV Puram police station, its youngest officer ‘Inspector’ Shashank was recruited on July 24. It was a memorable day for serving Inspector T D Raju, who handed over his duties amid prompt salute.
It was really special for Shashank, who was on cloud nine when his wish came true. His parents who are daily wage labourers, were equally ecstatic. Thanks to the NGO, S D Sharanappa, DCP-South, readily agreed to their request.
The young officer was armed with a dummy weapon and dressed in formal uniform. The 12-year-old was also explained his routine duties.
At that age, when you’re given a salute by serving policemen, anyone can be left speechless! ‘Inspector’ Shashank was diagnosed with Thalessemia at the age of 5, for which he’s undergoing treatment at a government hospital.
He was picked him up from the hospital to perform his ‘duty hour’ at the station. Talking about his illness, his mother said, “He falls ill frequently. His sugar level keeps increasing and he feels exhausted most of the time.”
All this happened like a speed of light, as ‘Inspector’ Shashank only became an officer for an hour. During his ‘duty hour’, he said he wanted to ‘ban liquor’ completely!
Shashank’s father says he ‘hopes his boy can fulfil his dream of being in the police force’. ‘Make-A-Wish Foundation’ is known for initiatives to fulfill children’d dreams and helping them through trauma. Kudos to the team for their intention.