A doctor in New York is accused of spiking his girlfriend's drink with an abortion pill, causing her to lose her baby. The couple had been dating on and off for three years.
Sikander Imran, a 32-year-old doctor, had moved from Rochester, New York to Arlington, Virginia for a new job when he learned that his girlfriend, Brook Fiske, was pregnant, ABC 13 reported.
"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," Fiske said. "I felt very betrayed and devastated."
She said she was 17 weeks pregnant when she visited Imran in Virginia to discuss how they would raise their child. She says that is when he spiked her drink with the abortion drug.
"When I was drinking my tea in the evening, I got to the bottom of the cup, there was a gritty substance in there. When I looked at it, I could tell that it was a pill that had been ground up," she told WROC-TV.
Hours later, Fiske began having contractions. "He immediately started crying and said that he was a horrible person and that he had done what I thought he did," Fiske said.
According to ABC13, Fiske was taken to Virginia Hospital Center where she went into labour and lost her baby boy. Test revealed the abortion pill Misoprostol was found in her system, she said.
"According to the nurse at the hospital it's 200 milligrams to induce labour. So he gave me 800," Fiske claimed.
Imran was arrested on 24 May and charged with cause of abortion and premeditated killing of a foetus of another. His trial was set to begin this week, but was postponed as new charges were added.
Fiske said she last saw Imran when she testified in court in June. "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.
Imran remains in custody in the Arlington County Detention Center, according to Fox news. His trial is scheduled for 12 March 2018.