The Bakersfield Police Department (California) have arrested a 23-year-old man. Jagmeet Singh Sandhu is the arrested man, who officials say forced his pregnant girlfriend to ingest numerous unknown pills in an effort to force a miscarriage.
According to the Police Department, on Wednesday around 1:00 a.m. officers received a report of suspicious circumstances.
The person who called police claimed a pregnant family member, the victim, had been held at gunpoint and forced by the victim’s boyfriend to ingest numerous unknown-type pills to try to force a miscarriage. Officers responded to a local hospital where the victim was and confirmed the story with the victim.
The Police department then said the victim did have a miscarriage as a result of the incident.
Police identified the suspect as Jagmeet Singh Sandhu, 23, and executed search warrants at locations associated with Sandhu and found evidence that corroborated the reported offences.
Sandhu was taken into custody without incident near 17th Street and Truxtun Avenue.
He was later booked into the Kern County Jail for several criminal charges including murder, domestic assault, and false imprisonment. The investigation is ongoing.