Rodents Chew Banknotes Worth N17 Million Inside ATM (Pictures, Video)

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Rats Chew Banknotes Worth N17 Million Inside ATM

In an apparently bizarre incident, some rodents have reportedly “destroyed to shreds” notes worth Rs 12 lakh stored inside an SBI ATM in Assam’s Tinsukia district in India.

It was gathered that technicians who arrived to fix a malfunctioning cash machine in the Indian state of Assam got a shock when they opened it up as notes worth more than 1.2m rupees (£13,300; $17,600; N17m) had been shredded – and the suspected culprits are rats.

The shocking stash was discovered by technicians who had been asked by the bank to fix the ATM on June 11.

The police said rodents were behind the ATM incident as they probably entered the machine through a hole for wiring, the Hindustan Times reported.

“The remains of a rat were found among the shredded notes. We have not found the involvement of any bank official or any outsider,” Tinsukia’s additional superintendent of police Prakash Sonowal said adding that the bank employees had managed to save another Rs 17,10,000 ($25,000) left in the ATM.

Meanwhile, photos of the chewed cash at the State Bank of India branch in Tinsukia district have since gone viral on internet – especially Twitter.



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