A Harry Potter actress fled her home after her father and brother threatened to kill her for going out with a Hindu man, a court heard yesterday.
The actress’s brother was also charged with assault.
But Miss Azad refused to testify and yesterday failed to turn up at their trial at Manchester Crown Court.
Instead Crown prosecutors decided to accept a guilty plea to assault by her brother while both men were formally found not guilty of making threats to kill.
Her father accepted to be bound over for £500 to keep the peace for 12 months.
Miss Azad played a witch who studied at Hogwarts School in the same year as Harry Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe.
She first appeared as her character, the identical twin sister of Parvati Patil, in Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire.Richard Vardon QC, prosecuting, said the actress was ‘the victim of an unpleasant assault by her brother’ at the family home in Longsight, Manchester, in May.He added: ‘The reason for the assault, apparently her association with a Hindu man, that apparently being disapproved of by her family who are Muslim.’ Mr Vardon said Abul Azad had been woken up by his son, Ashraf, shouting: ‘Sort out your daughter!She’s a slag.’ He went on: ‘He continued to further assault her, shouting, “Just kill her!”’ Reading from the victim’s statement, the prosecutor added: ‘My father began saying he would do it, a reference to kill her, as he did not want his sons to have her blood on their hands and he would do time for it.Then she began to feel very scared.’ Her father was said to have threatened to take her to Bangladesh and force her into an arranged marriage.