A Nepali court gave an 8-year jail term to cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane in a rape case

According to the report, on Wednesday, a Nepali court gave an eight-term jail term to the country's star cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane in a rape case. The verdict was announced by a bench of Shishir Raj Dhakal. Lamichhane, the former national cricket team captain of Nepal, was convicted by a court of raping a minor in December last year.

Lamichhane is the most high-profile cricketer in Nepal and the first cricketer from Nepal to play in the Indian Premier League since he made his debut for the Delhi Capitals franchise in 2018. He was arrested in October 2022 after a 17-year-old girl alleged that he raped her in a hotel room in Kathmandu in August of that year. However, he was released by a court in January 2023. 

In December, a single bench of Judge Shishir Raj Dhakal passed the order following the conclusion of the final hearings. The court convicted him of rape. At the time of his conviction, Lamichhne was out on bail. On January 12, the Patan High Court ordered the release of the cricketer on a bail bond of Rs 2 million with conditions.

In November 2022, the Kathmandu District Court passed the order to send Lamichhane to the Sundhara-based central jail after a detention hearing. The cricketer had moved to the high court, challenging the order.


Jan 10, 2024 12:15 PM