Nepali cricket captain Sandeep Lamichhane accused of rape by minor, police initiate probe

Nepali cricket team captain Sandeep Lamichhane has been accused of rape by a 17-year-old girl in Nepal. Meanwhile, Nepali police have initiated probe against the player after a rape complaint by the minor girl.
Kathmandu police have file a case in this regard. Lamichhane is currently in the Caribbean to play the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He is yet to give a statement about the serious allegations against him.

Bharat Bahadur Bohora, chief of Kathmandu District Police Range, said police circle in Gaushala in the city filed the complaint on Wednesday, according to a report in Nepali news portal ‘Online Khabar’.
“We are very sensitive to such incidents. Police have made the alleged rape survior undergo a health checkup and launched an investigation,” the report further quoted Rabindra Prasad Dhanuk, Chief of Kathmandu Valley Police.
Sandeep Lamichhane is a leg spinner and was appointed as Nepal captain replacing Gyanendra Malla in 2021.
Sandeep Lamichhane formerly captioned Under-19 Nepal cricket team in 2016 during the Asia Cup.
Later, he headed the team for Asian Cricket Council World Cup Qualifier.

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