A doctor who allegedly slipped the abortion pill Misoprostol into his girlfriend’s tea, causing her labor to be induced, has been charged with cause of abortion and the premeditated killing of the fetus of another.
Sikander Imran of Arlington, Virginia, was taken into custody after his pregnant girlfriend, Brook Fiske, was rushed to Virginia Hospital Center with labor contractions at 17 weeks of pregnancy, RochesterFirst.com reported.
Fiske and Imran had dated for three years in Rochester, New York, but Imran moved to Arlington for a new job. When Fiske told him she was pregnant with their baby, she said he told her he wanted her to have an abortion.
“He didn’t want to have a baby so he tried to talk me into having an abortion… which I didn’t want to do,” she stated, according to the news report.
Fiske then traveled to Arlington to talk to Imran about how they would raise the child.
“When I was drinking my tea in the evening I got to the bottom of the cup. There was a gritty substance in there and when I looked at it, I could tell that it was a pill that had been ground up,” she said.
Within hours, Fiske began experiencing labor contractions.
“He [Imran] immediately started crying and said that he was a horrible person and that he had done what I thought he did,” said Fiske, who ultimately lost her baby boy at the hospital, where tests indicated she had ingested Misoprostol, a drug that causes uterine contractions and bleeding in a pregnant woman until the baby is expelled from the uterus.
“According to the nurse at the hospital it’s 200 milligrams to induce labor,” she said. “So he gave me 800.”
Fiske describes the loss of her baby boy as heartbreaking and devastating, according to the report.
She testified against Imran in June. His trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday, but court documents obtained by RochesterFirst.com reportedly indicate added charges against Imran have delayed his trial until March 2018.
“It was very empowering for me to face him and say what he had done…and look him in the face while I said that,” she said.