22 Jan '11, 12am

Brother jailed for attack on 'Harry Potter' star (via ST iPhone App)

LONDON - THE brother of a 'Harry Potter' film actress was jailed for six months on Friday for assaulting her because her boyfriend was not Muslim. Afshan Azad, 21, who played Potter's classmate Padma Patil in the smash hit films, was subjected to a 'prolonged and nasty' beating over her Hindu boyfriend, Manchester Crown Court in north-west England heard. Her brother Ashraf, 28, overheard her talking on the phone to her boyfriend and subjected to her a lengthy ordeal before her family in which she feared for her life. During the row at the family home in Manchester on May 21 last year, she was branded a 'slag' and a 'prostitute' and told: 'Marry a Muslim or you die!' The actress called for leniency and begged the judge not to jail her brother. However, Roger Thomas sent Ashraf Azad to prison for six months after he pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. '...

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