A newborn’s decomposed body was found lying on the thatched roof of a house in Tondiarpet on Tuesday,.

According to reports, the body was found by the owner of the home, Kuruvammal, who was trying to identify the source of a foul smell. She noticed that a large number of crows had gathered on the roof, went up to investigate and found the corpse.

An investigating officer was quoted as saying, “We are awaiting the postmortem report to find out whether it was a case of murder.”

The gender of the baby has not yet been determined.