A bride-to-be filmed herself drinking poison and then sent the clip to her ex-boyfriend after he allegedly blackmailed her.
The young woman, called Nisha Devidas, died after she drank a cup of thick black liquid, as seen in the video at her home in the village of Rohini, India.
Nisha was 10 days away from getting married to an unnamed man when she died.
Her brother Ravi Kavle claims she was sick of being blackmailed by her ex-boyfriend Nikhil Borkar and decided to take her own life because of it.
Her grieving brother Ravi was quoted by local media as saying:
My sister’s wedding was due on February 4 but she embraced death just ten days before her marriage.
A youth named Nikhil Borkar is responsible for my sister’s death. He lured my sister on the pretext of marriage, then used her and started blackmailing her.
He said his sister took her own life because she was ‘fed up and defeated’ and he demanded that Nikhil should be ‘immediately arrested’.
Police say they are investigating the situation. It remains unclear whether they have investigated Mr Borkar.
Nisha’s body was discovered by an unknown person and was rushed to the District General Hospital in Bhandara but was declared dead on arrival.
The nature of the blackmail is yet to be confirmed.