Kathmandu: Former national cricket team captain Sandeep Lamichhane is convicted of raping a minor by the Kathmandu District Court on Friday. A single bench of district Judge Shishir Raj Dhakal convicted Lamicchane of raping a minor in a hotel in Kathmandu.
The upcoming hearing will determine the jail term for Lamichhane, who is currently out on bail. On January 12, the Patan High Court had ordered Lamichhane’s release in response to a review petition he filed. A joint bench of judges Dhruva Raj Nanda and Ramesh Dahal granted bail with specified conditions.
Earlier, on November 4, 2022, the Kathmandu District Court had directed Lamichhane to the Sundhara-based central jail after a detention hearing. Then Lamichhane challenged this order in the high court.
The Kathmandu District Attorney’s Office had filed a case against Lamichhane, accusing him of raping a 17-year-old girl on August 21, under Section 219 of the Criminal Code 2074. The minor had lodged a case against the cricketer on September 6 at the Metropolitan Police Circle, Gaushala.