Delhi: A 40-year-old AIIMS doctor's decomposed body was found hanging from the ceiling of his rented accommodation. The incident occurred in south Delhi's Hauz Khas area on Friday afternoon.

Police received information about foul smell emanating from a house in Gautam Nagar.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Atul Kumar Thakur said after reaching the spot, a decomposed body of a male was found hanging in a room on the second floor. He added that the room was locked from inside. The deceased was later identified as Mohit Singhla.

According to reports, Singhla was conducting research in the department of Pediatrics in AIIMS Hospital and last attended office on Tuesday, the DCP said.

He was a resident of Panchkula in Haryana and resided alone in the room since 2006, police said, adding that the proceeding under section 174 CrPC has been initiated.