Kathmandu: Nepali cricketer Lamichane has been sentenced to 8 years in prison in a sexual assault case. Kathmandu District Court declared him guilty on December 29.
23-year-old Sandeep Lamichane was accused of sexual assault in 2022. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl. A warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with the matter in September of the following year. The Nepal Cricket Association suspended him. He was released on bail in January 2023. In this case, he has been sentenced to 8 years in prison.
Apart from the punishment, a fine of Rs.3 lakh has been imposed for his act. The judge has also ordered to pay Rs 2 lakh to the victim. At the same time Lamichene’s lawyer has said that an appeal will be made to the High Court. It is noteworthy that Lamichane has consistently denied the allegations against him.