brother of harry potter actress pleads guilty to assault

In England, the brother of Afshan Azad, who plays Padma Patil in the Harry Potter movies, has pleaded guilty to assaulting her. The attack was apparently over her relationship with a Hindu man, outside their Muslim religion: Brother of 'Harry Potter' Actress Guilty of Assaulting Her.

28-year-old Ashraf Azad will be sentenced in Manchester Crown Court in January. According to the BBC, Azad said that in addition to the physical attack, both her father and brother threatened to kill her. However, they were both cleared of the threat charges:
The prosecution accepted the brother's guilty plea to assault occasioning actual bodily harm but cleared both him and his father of threats to kill her.

Ashraf Azad, who is due to be sentenced on 21 January, was bailed on condition he lives at the home address, does not contact his sister and does not travel to London.

Judge Roger Thomas QC told him: "Domestic violence can result, even for a man such as you, in imprisonment."

His father Abul Azad, 53, accepted to be bound over in the sum of £500 to keep the peace for 12 months.

The court was told Miss Azad was assaulted and branded a "prostitute" after meeting a young Hindu man, a relationship which brought anger from her father and brother.
The attack happened in the family's home earlier this year. Ashraf Azad is free on bail on the conditions that he does not contact his sister or travel to London. More here: Harry Potter actress's brother admits attacking her.

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