Karkala: Suchitra Hegde (26), hailing from Nadave in Edu village in the taluk, ended her life by hanging herself at home on Sunday.
Her engagement with a young man had taken place about a month ago and talks were in progress about the date of marriage.
What drove her to this harsh decision is not known. Family sources said that there was no dislike or resentment about the proposal from her.
Suspicions are being raised about outside factors having worked on her. The body was taken for autopsy to Manipal and a report is yet to be received.