Sunita's India escape
09:30 01 December 2005
'Coronation Street' character Sunita Alahan will move to India to raise her twins away from estranged husband Dev.
Sunita is furious that Dev, played by Jimmi Harkishin, has fathered four children by three other women.
Sunita, played by Shobna Gulati, moves into the flat above Dev's corner shop after she gives birth to twins Aadi and Asha - which she tells friends means First and Hope.
The raven-haired beauty tells devastated Dev that she needs no help and will raise the children alone.
She says: "I can manage very well without your help, thank you. I intend to start as I mean to go on.
Dev will hear his children crying as he works in the shop alone - leaving him heartbroken.
A show insider told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "It's agony for him that he's not allowed to comfort them and do all the things fathers do."
After thinking about her situation, Sunita eventually accepts she must return home to Mumbai, in India, to give herself, and her children, a fresh start.
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