That’s the BBC headline. The reality is more ugly:
Six months for attempted murder?Â Â from theÂ Telegraph, January 21
The brother of a Harry Potter film actress who assaulted her because her boyfriend was not Muslim has been jailed for six months. (BBC)
Ashraf Azad, 28, admitted attacking his sister Afshan Azad, 22, who played Padma Patil in the hit films.
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.
He had been remanded from an earlier hearing at Manchester Crown Court.
Azad branded his younger sister a “prostitute” and “slag” after she met a young Hindu man, the court heard.
The actress fled the family home in Longsight, south Manchester, through a bedroom window after the attack on 21 May 2010.
Miss Azad’s character, a witch in the same year as Harry Potter at Hogwarts, first appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire.
She also features in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final film of the saga, which is being released in two parts.
The actress, who now lives in London, had pleaded for leniency from the court, begging the judge not to jail her older brother.