ARLINGTON, Virginia — A doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend’s tea with an abortion drug, causing her to have a miscarriage, has been sentenced to three years behind bars.
Sikander Imran, 32, was arrested last May and pleaded guilty in March to fetal homicide. He was given a 20-year sentence on Friday, but 17 years of it was suspended by the judge, court records show.
Imran’s on-again, off-again girlfriend, Brooke Fiske, 37, was 17 weeks pregnant when she went to talk to him about raising the child.
‘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 told WROC-TV last year.
Then he placed the drug in her drink.
“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.
A few hours later, she went into labor and lost the baby. Doctors conducted a blood test and found that she had an excessive amount of the prescription abortion pill Misoprostol in her system.
‘I felt very betrayed and devastated,’ she said about the man she had been involved over three years.
Despite her loss, she argued against a stiff penalty for Imran.
“To me, the length of time that he serves in prison isn’t what’s important,” Fiske told WJLA-TV. “I think that 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.”
The doctor lost his medical license following his arrest, and will likely be deported to his native Pakistan after he finishes serving his sentence.