Minor files rape complaint against national cricket Captain Sandeep LamichhaneThe victim, in the presence of her guardian, filed the complaint at Gaushala Police Circle on Tuesday.
A rape complaint has been filed against Sandeep Lamichhane, the captain of Nepal’s national cricket team.
According to Nepal Police Spokesperson Tek Prasad Rai, a 17-year-old girl, in presence of her guardian, registered the complaint at the Gaushala police circle on Tuesday, alleging Lamichhane of sexual coercion.
The District Police Range Kathmandu, in a Facebook post, informed that the victim was taken for a medical evaluation by the police at the One Door Crisis Management Centre.
The medical report is yet to come, say police.
“A minor has filed a rape case with the police against Nepali national cricket team captain Sandeep Lamichhane. The police took her to One Door Crisis Management Centre for a medical examination after the complaint was filed,” Rai said.
The girl and Lamichhane, according to the complaint, met on the social media site ‘Snapchat.’
Lamichhane asked to meet up after they became friends. The girl concurred. According to the complaint, on the evening of August 21 Lamichhane picked the girl up in a private vehicle; the duo then left for Nagarkot.
While in Nagarkot, the girl asked to be taken back to her hostel in Kathmandu repeatedly, the complaint states.
They left Nagarkot for Kathmandu later that night and booked a hotel room as the hostel where she was staying was closed.
According to the victim, Lamichhane sexually abused her at the hotel where they stayed after coming back to Kathmandu.
Following the development, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has called an emergency meeting on Wednesday evening to discuss the matter.
CAN General secretary Prashant Bikram Malla informed that the emergency meeting of CAN officials has been called at 6pm today after CAN President Chatur Bahadur Chand returns from Dhangadi.
Lamichhane is in Trinidad & Tobago to play in the Caribbean Premier League. Lamichhane was part of the national team that played ODI and T20 series against Kenya.
The national team skipper had left Nepal on August 22. According to the complaint, the incident took place the previous night and in the morning he left for Kenya.