This has the looks of an attempted honor killing: the father and brother working together to kill the sister — the same thing happened to Amina and Sarah Said, as well as to Aqsa Parvez. “Dad charged over threat to kill Harry Potter star,” from Menmedia, July 1 (thanks to Block Ness):
The father and brother of an actress who starred in the Harry Potter films have been charged with threatening to kill her.
Afshan Azad, 22, has appeared in four of the movies as Padma Patil, a classmate of the young wizard.
She was allegedly attacked at her home in Longsight, Manchester, on May 21 this year.
Now her father Abdul Azad, 54, and brother, Ashraf Azad, 28, both of Beresford Road, Longsight, have appeared in court.
Abdul is accused of threatening to kill his daughter and Ashraf of threatening to kill and assault occasioning actual bodily harm against his sister.
Both men appeared at Manchester magistrates court and the case was adjourned until later this month for committal proceedings to crown court.
Afshan was studying for her AS levels at the Xaverian College in Rusholme when she was first cast in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire….