Sandeep Lamichhane found guilty of rape Dec 29, 2023 • 8:27 PM
Sandeep Lamichhane was found guilty of rape by the Kathmandu District Court ©Getty
Former Nepal captain Sandeep Lamichhane was found guilty of rape by the Kathmandu District Court on Friday (December 29).
Judge Shishir Raj Dhakal upheld the charges against Lamichhane following a single judge bench hearing which commenced on Sunday, though the court found that the victim was not a minor at the time of the crime.
Charges were first brought against Lamichhane in September of 2022, but the leg-spinner has continued to represent Nepal while on bail pending the trial, since a lower court order mandating his detention was overturned by the Nepal Supreme Court in January.
A sentencing hearing is expected to be held early next month.
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