Brother of 'Harry Potter' Actress Admits to Assaulting Her
By Sarah Crow Posted Dec 21st 2010 11:00AM
22-year-old Azad, who played Harry's classmate, Padma Patil, in the four most recent 'Harry Potter' films, was allegedly attacked by two members of her family, who reportedly disapproved of her boyfriend.
The actress' father and brother, who are Muslim, took issue with Azad dating a Hindu man and allegedly attempted to kill her for it, according to PEOPLE. Azad's brother, Ashraf, has subsequently pleaded guilty to the attack.
The alleged murder attempt, which took place on May 21st of this year at the family's Manchester, England home, was prevented by the actress' escape through her bedroom window.
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