File picture of Sandeep Lamichhane© Twitter
Nepali police have sought assist from Interpol to find the nation’s fugitive suspended nationwide cricket captain, Sandeep Lamichhane, they mentioned on Tuesday. A Nepali court docket issued an arrest warrant for Lamichhane earlier this month following an allegation of rape by a 17-year-old lady. However the leg-spinner is assumed to have remained within the Caribbean the place he was enjoying in a event. Interpol issued a “diffusion” discover towards him on Sunday asking member international locations for his or her co-operation finding him, Nepali police spokesperson Tek Prasad Rai advised AFP.
“We hope this may assist the arrest of Lamichhane for the investigation of a rape grievance case towards him,” he mentioned.
Lamichhane had pledged on social media Sunday to return dwelling “as quickly as doable” to struggle the accusation.
With out revealing his whereabouts, the 22-year-old posted on Fb that he was in “isolation” attributable to his psychological and bodily situation, saying the arrest warrant had “made me mentally disturbed”.
Lamichhane had been a poster boy for the rise of cricket in mountainous Nepal, which gained one-day worldwide standing in 2018.
His massive break got here when he was snapped up by the Delhi Capitals for the money-spinning Indian Premier League in 2018, and he has since been Nepal’s most sought-after cricketer.
After the arrest warrant was issued he was suspended as captain of the nationwide crew and he pulled out of the Caribbean Premier League, the place he was enjoying for the Jamaica Tallawahs.
About 2,300 rape circumstances had been reported in Nepal within the final fiscal yr, in accordance with police, however rights staff say many extra assaults go unreported.
Solely a handful of ladies in Nepal spoke out through the #MeToo motion, and people accused have confronted little or no repercussions over the allegations.
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