In this photo, Yoga expert Kerstin Linnartz poses during a portrait session announcing her pregnancy in Berlin, Germany, Nov. 28, 2014. Getty Images/ Clemens Bilan

A 32-year-old doctor allegedly slipped abortion pills into his pregnant girlfriend's tea in order to get rid of her unborn child. When Sikander Imran moved from Rochester, New York, to Arlington, Virginia, early 2017, he discovered that his on-and-off girlfriend, Brooke Fiske, was pregnant. An argument ensued between them regarding the pregnancy, Fox News 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 told WROC.

Not being able to convince her to change her mind, Fiske allegedly devised a plan to get rid of the baby. He served his 17-week-pregnant girlfriend a cup of tea laced with a drug called Misoprostol when she went to meet him at his new home in Virginia.

"When I was drinking my tea in the evening I got to the bottom of the cup,” Fiske said. “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.”

However, Fiske did not know what Imran had done till she began getting contractions after a few hours and her boyfriend confessed to giving her the pills that are capable of inducing abortions. “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 was immediately rushed to Virginia Hospital Center, however, doctors were unable to save her unborn son. “According to the nurse at the hospital, it’s 200 milligrams to induce labor. He gave me 800 [milligrams],” Fiske said.

Imran was arrested May 24 and charged with causing abortion and premeditated killing of a fetus of another. In June Fiske testified against Imran 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,” Fiske said.

Imran remains in custody in the Arlington County Detention Center. His trial was slated to begin Wednesday, but it was moved to March 12.

According to Drugs.Com, Misoprostol is used to prevent NSAID-associated gastric ulcers in patients with a history of ulcers. It is mainly prescribed to patients who become prone to getting ulcers after religiously consuming arthritis or pain medicines, including aspirin. The medicine protects the stomach lining and decreases stomach acid secretion.

Pregnant women are warned not to start a course of Misoprostol since it can be harmful for their unborn child. The medicine is known to cause birth defects, loss of the unborn baby, or premature birth.

It may also cause the wall of the uterus to rupture especially if the medicine is taken at a stage of advanced pregnancy. Women who have had uterine surgery like a C-section in the past may also face complications from the drug. Such ruptures are, more than not, deadly. Heavy bleeding may occur that can cause forced removal of the uterus.The medicine poses such a high number of health risks for pregnant woman that pregnancy tests are often conducted by doctors before prescribing the medicine. Patients are also advised to take birth control pills and undergo pregnancy tests at regular intervals during the course of taking Misoprostol.