Incident Reports

Sandeep Lamichhane, Nepal cricket captain, faces a rape charge from a minor


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Kathmandu police say they have registered a complaint from a 17-year-old girl that Nepal’s national cricket team captain Sandeep Lamichhane raped her twice.

“The police are sensitive to such serious incidents. We have made the supposed survivor undergo a health checkup and launched an investigation,” says Rabindra Prasad Dhanuk, the Kathmandu Valley Police Office chief.

The teenage girl says she was a fan of the cricket superstar and she used to talk to him via WhatsApp and Snapchat. She says it was Lamichhane who first proposed a meeting.

As reported to police, on the eve of the Nepal cricket team’s Kenya departure on August 22, Sandeep Lamichhane asked her to go on a trip to Bhaktapur, and she agreed. As Lamichhane lingered, the minor could not go to her hostel in Madhya Baneshwar at night. As the hostel closed at 8 pm, the minor was compelled to spend a night with the 25-year-old superstar at a hotel in Pingalasthan of Kathmandu, according to the complaint.

The minor proposed they stay in separate rooms, but Lamichhane did not agree. Instead, he drugged her and raped her twice.

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Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Rape
Weapons None
Primary Cause Rape/sexual assault
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Raped 1
Female Raped 1
Youth Raped 1
National/Online Media