Hearing on cricketer Lamichhane postponed

Published On: April 22, 2024 05:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 22: The rape case against cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane has been postponed.

A joint bench of Patan High Court judges Sudarshan Dev Bhatta and Purushottam Prasad Dhakal postponed the hearing on the case.

Lamichhane, who was convicted of rape, filed an appeal on February 22 against the decision made by the bench of Judge Shishir Raj Dhakal of the Kathmandu District Court.

The Kathmandu District Court has sentenced cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane to eight years in prison in connection to a rape case. The bench also ordered the cricketer to pay a fine of Rs 300,000 and a compensation of Rs 200,000 to the victim for psychological distress.

Responding to the appeal made by cricketer Lamichhane, the Patan High Court has ordered authorities to obtain the birth certificate of Gaushala 26, the rape victim in the case concerning cricketer Lamichhane.

The Kathmandu District Court also ordered three times to submit this document. The district court also ordered to obtain the birth certificate of the mother of Gaushala 26.


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