EastEnders' Suki Panesar fights for her life in disturbing scenes

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The following article contains discussion of sexual assault that some readers may find upsetting.

EastEnders spoilers follow.

EastEnders has aired a harrowing double bill for Suki Panesar as she fought for her life against Ranveer Gulati.

Two episodes of the soap aired on Tuesday night (August 9), with an overarching focus on Suki's financial troubles, landing her in serious danger with Ranveer.

Suki was facing enemies on all sides, as Kheerat had to hold back Phil Mitchell from attacking her in the Vic once he found out she'd left Ben Mitchell for dead.

Prior to this, Suki had manipulated Sharon Watts into loaning her money for the Minute Mart lease, but Sharon took back that offer once she found out what happened with Ben.

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With no other prospects, Suki agreed to meet with Ranveer. While he once again tried to make sexual advances, Suki wanted him to sign a contract giving her control over his business in Mumbai.

"I go to bed with you, you sign the contract," Suki said, and he replied: "Yeah."

This is when Suki turned the tables, as she revealed she'd recorded their whole conversation with a hidden camera.

"I've got all the proof I need," she told him. "You're on camera, Ranveer. I recorded everything."

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Ranveer then turned threatening, as he locked the door and vowed he wasn't "going anywhere". At the exact moment Ranveer was trying to force himself on Suki, Eve met his son Ravi at the pub.

Ravi was looking for his dad, so Eve pointed him in the direction of the Panesar home. Meanwhile, Suki was fighting for her life. She tried leaving Kheerat a desperate voicemail, but Ranveer attacked her.

Suki desperately knocked Ranveer over the head with an object, leaving her to worry she'd killed him as the episode closed. The storyline continues throughout the week as Ravi takes a shockingly decisive role in covering up Ranveer's death…

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Photo credit: BBC

EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One, with some episodes airing on BBC Two during summer sporting events. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.

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If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, who work towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.

Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.

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