DOCS: Bakersfield man forced pregnant ex-girlfriend to take pills that caused miscarriage

Jagmeet Sandhu
Posted at 3:08 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 18:25:44-05

New information has been released in connection to the case of a 23-year-old Bakersfield man who held his pregnant ex-girlfriend at gunpoint and forced her to consume pills in order to induce a miscarriage.

In documents released by the Kern County Sheriff's Office, the victim said she had ended her relationship with Jagmeet Singh Sandhu three weeks prior to the incident because he wanted her to have an abortion, but she refused.

Then on December 10th, Sandhu entered the victim's residence using a key he had not returned to the victim after the break-up of the relationship. The victim said it appeared that Sandhu had pre-planned the attack, showing up wearing gloves and holding a gun. He had also brought pills and ordered the victim to "take these pills or I'm going to kill you."

Sandhu held the victim at gunpoint for three hours until, fearing for her safety, she took 11 pills. When the victim became ill, Sandhu fled the scene. The victim then went to a local hospital where an attending doctor confirmed that her unborn child had died as a result of having taken the pills.

Sandhu faces multiple charges in connection to the incident, including assault with a firearm, threaten with intent to terrorize, inflicting corporal injury on cohabitant and burglary.