Nepal cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane convicted of sexual assault against a minor, sentencing pending

Nepal cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane convicted of sexual assault against a minor, sentencing pending

Former Nepal Cricket Team captain Sandeep Lamichhane has been convicted of assaulting an 18-year-old girl by the Kathmandu District Court on Friday, December 29. The final hearings of the case began on Sunday, December 24, and a single bench of Judge Shishir Raj Dhakal passed the order against the Nepali cricketer. The court will determine his jail term in the next hearing, as well as any fines or compensation that may be imposed.Lamichhane is currently out on bail since January 12 and has even participated in several tournaments for his country recently. The Patan High Court ordered his release in response to a review petition filed by Lamichhane. A joint bench of judges Dhruva Raj Nanda and Ramesh Dahal ordered his release on a bail bond of Rs 2 million, with certain conditions.The Nepal cricketer was arrested on October 6, 2022, at Tribhuvan International Airport. The district attorney’s chargesheet demanded compensation from Lamichhane for the victim’s alleged physical and mental torture. Following the filing of the chargesheet, his bank account and property were frozen.

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