15 May 2024, 18:28

Former Nepal cricket captain acquitted of rape on appeal: court

KATHMANDU, May 15, 2024 (BSS/AFP) - Nepali cricket star Sandeep Lamichhane 
had his rape conviction quashed on appeal Wednesday after the former national 
captain challenged an eight-year jail sentence for sexual assault handed down 
in January.

"The high court has overturned the district court's decision. Sandeep 
Lamichhane has been acquitted," Bimal Parajuli, a spokesman for the Patan 
High Court, told AFP.

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