After spiking his girlfriend’s drink with an abortion-inducing drug, a Virginia doctor was sentenced to three years in prison
In May of 2017, Sikander Imran was arrested; and earlier this year, he pled guilty to fetal homicide.
His former girlfriend, Brooke Fiske, told WROC that she’d been dating Imran on and off for three years. He’d reportedly moved from New York to Virginia when he discovered she was pregnant.
Last December, Fiske said, “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 when she was 17 weeks along in the pregnancy, she talked with Imran about how they would raise the child. Sometime after the conversation, she said she noticed a mysterious substance in a cup she was drinking out of, “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.”
Shortly after drinking her spiked tea, she said she began having contractions, and that’s when Imran admitted to adding the abortion-inducing drug to her drink. She said, “He immediately started crying and said that he was a horrible person.”
Fiske was rushed to the hospital. She went into early labor and then the fetus perished. She said tests showed the abortion pill Misoprostol was found in her system.
Imran was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but all but three of those years were suspended.
Fiske requested that the judge show Imran leniency at the sentencing hearing. Her lawyers said the doctor was dealing with mental health issues including panic attacks as well as threatening suicide.
Fiske told WROC, “To me, the length of time that he serves in prison isn’t what’s important,” Fiske told the station. “I think it is really important that people know that if they are dealing with depression before they do something, they should reach out and get help.”
In addition to prison time. Imran has lost his medical license and after his term is up, he’ll be facing deportation back to Pakistan.