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7-year-old cancer patient’s dream comes true, ‘plays’ Mumbai cop for a day

7-year-old Arpit Mandal wishes to grow up and join the police force, but a life-threatening disease stands between his dream and “undaunted spirit”.

india Updated: Mar 23, 2018 13:54 IST
In a photo tweeted by Mumbai Police, the boy is seen dressed in the khaki uniform and sitting on a chair while a few policemen huddle him around and offer him a piece of cake.
In a photo tweeted by Mumbai Police, the boy is seen dressed in the khaki uniform and sitting on a chair while a few policemen huddle him around and offer him a piece of cake.(Mumbai Police/Twitter)

Arpit Mandal wishes to grow up and join the police force, but a life-threatening disease stands between his dream and “undaunted spirit”.

So, Mumbai Police and Make-a-Wish India foundation got together to fulfil Mandal’s dream.

And the seven-year-old cancer patient’s dream came true on Thursday when he was sworn in as an inspector at a police station for a day in Mumbai.

The foundation arranges experiences described as “wishes” to children, aged 3 to 17, with life-threatening medical conditions.

In a photo tweeted by Mumbai Police, the boy is seen dressed in the khaki uniform and sitting on a chair while a few policemen huddle him around and offer him a piece of cake.

“A boy whom even cancer could not scare definitely deserves to be a police station in charge,” the caption of the photograph reads.

The moving act tugged at people’s heartstrings and Twitter users showered praises on Mumbai Police and the officers, who walked an extra mile to make the child’s dream possible.