LIVE UPDATES: Rhea Chakraborty’s father issues extraordinary statement on son’s arrest; Twitterati react on reports of India surpassing Brazil in COVID-19 cases

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Actress Rhea Chakraborty’s father Lt Col (retd) Indrajit Chakraborty has issued an extraordinary statement after the Narcotics Control Bureau arrested his son Showik in relation to drug racket.

Rhea Chakraborty's father

The statement by Rhea’s father read, “Congratulations India, you have arrested my son, I’m sure next on the line is my daughter and I don’t know who is next thereafter. You have effectively demolished a middle class family. But of course, for the sake of justice everything is justified. Jai hind.”

The NCB had arrested Rhea’s brother, Showik Chakraborty, and Sushant Singh Rajput’s house manager, Samuel Miranda, on Friday. The NCB has also summoned Rhea to appear before it on Sunday.

In other news, netizens have reacted angrily after reports claimed that India had surpassed Brazil to become the second worst-hit country by COVID-19 pandemic in the world.

LIVE UPDATES on these and other big stories will appear below:

17:35 PM: In the name of Justice these people have lynched a human being off her right to live even before proven guilty. I sincerely pray Karma finds the address of each n every human being part of this lowest low of mankind we are witness to- Taapsee Pannu

15:01 PM: A driver of the 108 ambulance service has been arrested for allegedly raping a young woman, a COVID-19 patient, while on her way to the hospital in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta, about 100km north of capital Thiruvananthapuram, the police said. The driver has also been removed from the service. (NDTV)

13:03 PM: Highest single-day spike of 3,810 new cases take Odisha’s COVID-19 tally to 1,24,031; eight fresh fatalities push death toll to 546: Health official. (PTI)

12:51 PM: Crying ‘witch-hunt’ and resigned to the possibility of arrest, #Bollywood actress #RheaChakraborty appeared at the #NarcoticsControlBureau office in connection with the probe into the drugs angle clouding the death of actor #SushantSinghRajput, on Sunday. (IANS)

12:23 PM: Actress #RheaChakraborty is ready for arrest, her lawyer #SatishManeshinde said in a statement issued on Sunday. “Rhea Chakraborty is ready for arrest as this is a Witch Hunt and if loving someone is a crime she will face the consequences of her love,” Satish Maneshinde said. (IANS)

11:52 AM: #Diesel prices remained unchanged across the four metros on Sunday with the fuel being priced at Rs 73.27 per litre in the national capital. In #Mumbai, #Chennai and #Kolkata too, diesel prices were the same as on Saturday, at Rs 79.81, Rs 78.58 & Rs 76.77 a litre, respectively. (IANS)

10:57 AM: In a shocking incident, a one-year-old boy accidentally swallowed a snakelet while playing in the courtyard of his house in Bholapur village of Fatehganj area in #Bareilly district on Saturday evening. (IANS)

10:02 AM: Record single-day spike of 90,632 COVID-19 cases pushes India’s virus caseload to 41,13,811; death toll rises to 70,626: Govt. (PTI)

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