A Chennai Corporation employee was found dead inside a ward office in Teynampet on Thursday morning.
The police said he had committed suicide by hanging as he was depressed over family issues.
G. Ashok Kumar (28), a resident of Varadarajapuram in Teynampet, was a staff member attached to the road lying unit of the Corporation.
On Thursday, his colleagues found Kumar hanging on a towel from an iron rod outside a toilet.
Corporation staff alerted the police who arrived and recovered the body following preliminary investigations. The body was sent to the Government Royapettah Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
Police said Kumar was depressed over his marriage being delayed as his sister was yet to find a suitable partner.
Teynampet police have registered a case of unnatural death and are investigating.