The deceased has been identified as Ram Dayal Verma, a native of Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh.

The police have recovered a 30-page suicide note from his pocket, official said. It was around 7.15 am that Verma's body was found hanging from a tree located between Rail Bhawan and the media parking centre near Vijay Chowk, close to the Parliament.

"The reason behind his suicide is not known yet. We are also trying to get in touch with police authorities in Madhya Pradesh so that his family can be contacted," Deputy Commissioner of Police Jatin Narwal said.

An inquest has been initiated into the matter. Efforts are on to contact his relatives, the police  added.

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