Harry Potter star Afshan Azad fled her family home after her father and brother allegedly threatened to kill her in a row over a boyfriend.
The 21-year-old actress, who has appeared in four of the hit films as one of the movie wizard’s screen girlfriends, was believed to be in hiding last night after the pair appeared in court to face charges.
Abdul Azad, 54, is accused of threatening to kill his daughter while Ashraf Azad, 28, is charged with threatening to kill his sister and of causing her actual bodily harm.
The charges follow an alleged “honour” argument in the Muslim family’s home about Afshan’s friendship with a Hindu man.
Her brother and father allegedly confronted her in her bedroom and demanded that she end the relationship.
When she refused it is claimed she was attacked and left “badly bruised”. Afshan, who is of Bangladeshi decent, moved to London to stay with friends immediately after the alleged incident at the house in Longsight, Manchester on May 21.
The two men were arrested and remanded in custody to Manchester’s Strangeways jail.
On Tuesday they appeared by video link at the city’s magistrates’ court. The 75-minute hearing was adjourned until July 12 for Crown Court committal proceedings and both men were granted bail….