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Arrest warrant issued against former IPL cricketer Lamichhane over alleged rape

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Last updated on: September 08, 2022 23:38 IST
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Sandeep Lamicchane has denied the allegation

IMAGE: Meanwhile, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) in a statement said that it has suspended Sandeep Lamichhane from the team to facilitate the investigation into the allegation labelled against him. Photograph: BCCI

The Kathmandu District Court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against national cricket team captain Sandeep Lamichhane after a 17-year-old girl alleged that he raped her in a hotel room in Kathmandu, police said.

 

According to the case filed at the Police Circle Gaushala in Kathmandu on Tuesday, 22-year-old Lamichhane allegedly took the girl to various places in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur for a visit on August 21 and raped her in a hotel in Kathmandu the same night.

Laimchhane has denied the charges.

Police are investigating the matter and collecting evidence, including CCTV footage, regarding the incident.

Meanwhile, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) in a statement said that it has suspended Lamichhane from the team to facilitate the investigation into the allegation labelled against him.

Lamichhane is currently playing in the Caribbean Premier League CPL.

His first international breakthrough came when he became the first cricketer from Nepal to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) when he made his debut for the Delhi Capitals franchise in 2018.

He was recently named captain of Nepal's national cricket team.

During a telephone conversation with CAN officials, Lamichhane denied the charges, saying he is innocent, a media report quoted CAN officials as saying.

He said he would return to Nepal after the League.

 

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