Sandeep Lamichhane pleads innocent to rape charges
- Sandeep Lamichhane, Nepal cricket team captain, is in trouble after a 17-year-old accused him of rape. Sandeep allegedly drugged the minor before raping her twice.
- Sandeep shared a post on social media explaining that he is innocent. The 22-year-old said that he is ready to face all those baseless allegations.
Sandeep Lamichhane told the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) that he is innocent and ready to return to Nepal to help the police in investigations.
Police in his native Nepal issued an arrest warrant against the cricket star. The 22-year-old is currently in trouble with Nepal authorities after a 17-year-old lady accused him of rape.
After speaking to CAN via telephone, Sandeep Lamichhane posted on social media that he is innocent and that the rape allegations are false. The Nepal cricket team captain also said he is ready to face all those baseless allegations.
Sandeep Lamichhane informed his followers that he will take a leave from CPL and travel back to his country so as to help in investigations. Sandeep hopes the law will act equal to everyone as the innocent get justice.
“I am innocent and keep complete belief in the respectable laws of Nepal. I have decided to take a leave from CPL and go back to my country within a few days. I am ready to face all these baseless allegations. May justice be served to the innocent and the right investigations to be done towards everyone involved. Hope the law acts equal to everyone.”
What did the police say?
The chief of Kathmandu District Police Range told the public that they received complaints from a teenager accusing Sandeep of rape. The police are sensitive to such serious incidents and have already launched investigations concerning the reports.
The teenage girl told police that she has been a fan of Sandeep Lamichhane for some time now. According to the police, Lamichhane and the lady have been communicating on social media via Whatsapp and Snapchat.
Sandeep Lamichhane proposed a meeting with the lady, and they arranged a trip to Bhaktapur. The cricket star lingered, and his fan could not return to her hostel in Madhya Baneshwar on time. The hostel closes at 8 p.m.
The lady suggested they sleep in different hotel rooms, but Sandeep rejected the idea. Sandeep and his accuser spent the night together at a hotel room in Pingalasthan of Kathmandu. And he allegedly drugged her before raping her two times that same night.
Sandeep Lamichhane is currently in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with Jamaica Tallawahs. He will be leaving the tournament soon as he is expected to return to his country to help the police in investigations.
The 22-year-old has not made any appearance in his team’s last three games.
His future is currently in great danger due to the rape case he is facing. Sandeep, who is ready to co-operate with police, is one of Nepal’s most high-profile cricketers.