Coronation Street's Sunita Alahan (Shobna Gulati) will die in a dramatic fire, it has been reported.
Other characters will also be seen trapped in the Rovers Return as the blaze ultimately devastates the pub, according to The Sun.
[Sunita with Stella and Karl in the Rovers Return]
Sunita will be suspected of starting the fire by locals, who think that she may have planned it as revenge when her lover Karl Munro (John Michie) reunites with Rovers landlady Stella Price (Michelle Collins).
"When the fire is finally put out, the Rovers will stand in ruins," an insider claimed. "Sunita begins to hate Stella and all she stands for.
"Next thing, the pub bursts into flames - and she's on the scene. Even becoming a victim can't stop people pointing the finger. But obviously if they're wrong, then the real arsonist will still be at large."
[Sunita with estranged husband Dev (Jimmi Harkishin)]
Gulati announced her departure from Coronation Street last autumn in order to spend more time on her own writing.
Having originally portrayed Sunita between 2001 and 2006, she returned to the soap in October 2009.
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