'I am innocent' - Sandeep Lamichhane claims innocence post issue of an arrest warrant in the ongoing rape case

Sandeep Lamichhane has claimed innocence after a local court in Nepal issues an arrest warrant against him in a rape case.

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Sandeep Lamichhane: (Image Source: Twitter)

Sandeep Lamichhane Sandeep Lamichhane: (Image Source: Twitter)

Sandeep Lamichhane is all set to return to Nepal to deal with the case that has been haunting him for a while. Earlier this week, a 17-year-old minor filed a case against him alleging that the youngster raped her in a hotel in Kathmandu. Following the development, a local Nepal court issued an arrest warrant against the youngster.

After getting to know about the spinner through her friend, she went to Nagarkot on August 17th with him. The complaint further read with the girl saying that she was raped on August 21 in Kathmandu in a hotel.

Amid speculations of him leaving the Caribbean to deal with the case, the player himself has come up with a statement. The cricketer posted a tweet on his Twitter account and claimed to be innocent. The 22-year-old further added that he hopes for justice to be delivered.

"I am INNOCENT & keep complete belief in the respectable laws of Nepal. I have decided to take a leave from CPL and go back to my country within a few days," Lamichhane said.

He further clarified on his return to Nepal and braced to face the case.

"I am ready to face all these baseless allegations. May justice be served to the innocent & right investigation to be done towards everyone involved. Hope the law acts equal to everyone,” he said in the statement.

Sandeep Lamichhane removed from captaincy

Following the recent allegations, Sandeep Lamichhane was suspended from captaincy. It might well be understood that the decision might stand until the conclusion of the case. As the player has now claimed innocence, it remains to see if he would get justice.

The young spinner took Nepal cricket to another level with all his skills and spins. His stint with the Delhi franchise in the 2018 edition of the Indian T20 League brought him to the limelight. The player from an associate nation went on to play a lot of leagues including the Big Bash league.

Sandeep Lamichhane would look to prove his innocence in the case. As it stands, one has to wait to get the right outcome to know the actual victim.

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