Harry Potter Actress's Brother Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Her

Ashraf Azad Assaulted Sister Afshan over Boyfriend
Afshan Azad
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updated 12/21/2010 at 09:00 AM EST

originally published 12/21/2010 09:30AM

The brother of an actress from the Harry Potter movies has pleaded guilty to attacking her after allegedly becoming angry that she was dating a non-Muslim.

Ashraf Azad, 28, could face jail time at his sentencing on Jan. 21 for assaulting Afshan Azad, 22, who played Harry's classmate Padma Patil in the films, the BBC reports.

However, Ashraf and his father, Abdul Azad, were cleared of charges that they threatened to kill the young actress.

The young actress's family, who are Muslim, did not approve of her relationship with a Hindu man, according to prosecutors.



The assault took place at the family's home in Manchester last May. Afshan reportedly fled through her bedroom window to escape her brother, and later accused him and her father of threatening her life.



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