Newcomer Amit Sharma (Anil Goutam) arrived in the Emmerdale village with the intention of spending time with Suni (Brahmdeo Shannon Ramana), who had just discovered that Jai (Chris Bisson) is actually his brother and not his cousin.
However, when Amit stepped foot in Rishi’s (Bhasker Patel) old home, it was clear he had more on his mind than his two sons.
The scenes at Holdgate saw Amit suffer a panic attack. This left Suni confused, given he was under the impression his dad had never been in the house before.
The ITV soap was clearly hinting at the fact Amit had been in the Dales recently and tonight (October 13), it was confirmed he was there during Rishi’s final moments.
The character died earlier this year
Back at Holdgate with Suni, Amit stood at the bottom of the stairs and recalled the argument he had with Rishi before he died.
The confronation – which also involved Amit grabbing Rishi’s shirt – happened because the secret surrounding Jai’s adoption had been exposed.
‘He simply lost his balance’, Amit said, just as the scene cut away.
When the storyline was picked up again later in the episode, Suni wondered why Amit never called an ambulance for Rishi.
The new face said that Rishi was already dead and knew that if he called for help, it would look terrible on his part as they were ‘warring brothers’ with one sibling claiming the fall was a ‘freak accident’.
Struggling to process the news, Suni left, but a desperate Amit followed and said that he needs to keep it a secret because if not, people will talk and he doesn’t want anyone thinking he’s a killer.
With Suni forced to stay quiet, has Amit got away with killing Rishi?