A New York woman claims that her ex-boyfriend laced her tea with an abortion pill, killing her unborn baby, WROC reported.
Brooke Fiske and Sikander Imran had been dating for about three years on and off when Fiske learned that she was pregnant.
“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,” said Fiske.
Imran, a doctor of hematology and oncology, had just moved to Virginia for a new job, and when Fiske was 17 weeks pregnant, she went to visit Imran in Arlington.
“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.
In a few hours, Fiske began having contractions, she claimed.
“He immediately started crying and said that he was a horrible person and that he had done what I thought he did,” Fiske said.
Fiske went into labor and lost the baby, a boy. Doctors were allegedly able to find traces of Misoprostol, an abortion pill, in her system, she claimed.
“According to the nurse at the hospital, it’s 200 milligrams to induce labor. So he gave me 800,” she said.
Imran was arrested on May 24 and charged with the premeditated killing of another person’s fetus, according to WFSB. Fiske told WROC that she last saw Imran in June, when she first testified to her forced abortion in court.
“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’s trial is scheduled for March 12. His original court date was this week, WROC reported, but it was moved because Imran received additional charges.
A doctor by the name of Sikander Imran was a fellow at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, of which Arlington is a suburb, according to a profile at Health.USNews.com. He is no longer listed on staff at the hospital. According to Newsweek, the hospital confirmed he is no longer employed there.
Newsweek also reached out Imran’s lawyer, whose office declined to comment on the case.
[Image: Arlington County Sheriff’s Office]