In a shocking development, Sandeep Lamichhane, the Nepal cricket team captain & Delhi Capital spinner, is accused of raping a minor girl. The alleged accused allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl in the country’s capital Kathmandu. According to reports, the alleged victim filed an FIR at the Gaushala Metropolitan Police Circle earlier on Tuesday.

In her complaint, the minor alleged that the 22-year-old Nepal cricket team captain raped her in a hotel room three weeks back. In the complaint filed at the Gaushala police circle, Sandeep allegedly roamed with the teen at various places in the Nepal capital and Bhaktapur and raped her later at a Kathmandu hotel earlier on August 21.

In her complaint, the minor also claimed that she got to know about Sandeep through one of her friends.

Meanwhile, Sandeep has not broken his silence regarding the accusations against him. The Nepalese skipper left for Kenya earlier last month to play against Kenya in a 5-match T20 international series. The country won 3-2 under Sandeep’s leadership, following which he left for West Indies where he will feature in the Caribbean Premier League.

Earlier in 2021, Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya & Munaf Patel were accused of rape in a complaint filed in Mumbai. Similarly, Pakistan cricketer Yasir Shah was accused of aiding in rape of a minor girl.

The Facts of the Matter

22-year-old emerging cricket player Sandeep Lamicchane has found himself in the eye of the storm after a rape complaint was filed against him. The Nepalese skipper has been alleged of raping a 17-year-old girl in the country’s capital Kathmandu. The complaint was filed by the alleged victim herself.

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Top Cop Gives More Info

According to reports, the alleged victim is under protection and has been made to undergo the preliminary health check-up as per protocol. Nepal’s news outlet Setopati quoted AIG Rabindra Singh Dhanuk confirming the development.

“A rape complaint has been filed against Sandeep Lamichhane. It’s a minor’s complaint, I will give further details regarding this tomorrow. The victim’s health check-up has also been performed this evening,” Dhanuk was quoted saying.

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Minor Allegedly Druged & Raped

Reportedly, the alleged victim came in contact with the Nepalese skipper through a friend. Prior to Sandeep’s departure for Kenya for a T20 series, he proposed a trip to Bhaktapur, and the minor agreed.

As the hostel where the duo were staying closed at 8 pm, the minor was made to stay with Sandeep. As per the complaint, this was when Sandeep drugged her and raped her twice. The two were in Kathmandu’s Pingalasthan.

No Statements from Sandeep, Nepal Cricket Ass.

It should be noted that Sandeep has still not issued any statements regarding the serious allegations levelled against him. So far, the Nepal Cricket Association has maintained their silence regarding the accusations, and it remains to be seen whether a serious action is taken against the alleged accused.

Meanwhile, Sandeep had a decent outing in Kenya, leading his team to a 3-2 victory against the home-team. He is currently in West Indies, and awaiting a chance to feature in any Caribbean Premiere League Match. He is in Jamaica Tallawahs team.

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Who is Sandeep Lamichhane?

Sandeep holds a major record of being the first ever Nepalese cricketer to play Indian Premiere League. The leg-spinner debuted back in 2018 and featured for Delhi Daredevils (now known as Delhi Capitals). The youngster was bought by the franchise for Rs 20 lakhs. In his IPL career so far, the 22-year-old has taken 13 wickets in 9 matches.


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