A man has been charged with “premeditated killing” after his on-again, off-again girlfriend said he spiked her drink with an abortion pill, causing her to miscarry their unborn child.
Brook Fiske told WROC-TV that her ex-boyfriend Sikander Imran, a medical doctor, had recently moved from Rochester, New York, to Arlington, Virginia, when he found out she was pregnant. Imran, Fiske said, didn’t want her to go through with the pregnancy.
“He tried to talk me into having an abortion,” she said, “which I didn’t want to do.”
When she was 17 weeks pregnant, Fiske said she went to visit Imran in Virginia to discuss how they planned to raise the unborn baby. But the 32-year-old doctor had other plans: That’s when he allegedly killed their child with a sizable dose of misoprostol.
“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,” Fiske recalled.
Fiske said she started having contractions just a few hours later. When she confronted Imran about it, “he immediately started crying and said that he was a horrible person and that he had done what I thought he did.”
Fiske was rushed to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, where she went into labor and ultimately lost their son. A nurse at the hospital told Fiske it requires 200 milligrams of misoprostol to induce labor. Fiske said Imran gave her 800.
Imran has since been taken into police custody and has been charged with “cause of abortion and premeditated killing of a fetus of another.
“It was very empowering for me to face [Imran] and say what he had done,” Fiske said, “and look him in the face while I said that.”
Imran’s trial is set to begin March 12.