Chennai: With a mysterious object that fell from the sky at Vadakkupattu near Thirukazhukundram creating panic among the villagers, experts and police have identified it as a naval sonobuoy — used for underwater acoustic research.
Immediately after the object was spotted on Monday evening, the Chengalpattu district police had taken it to a secure location on Monday night.
Navy officials later took it from the police. A probe will be undertaken to find out how it landed in the village. The sonobuoy had possibly fallen off an aircraft carrying out research on sea ecosystem. The Indian Navy usually carries out such studies.