Rats dine on $25000 meal at Indian ATM

Mice chew through £13,000 in bank notes inside cash machine

Tinsukia Police said officials with the State Bank of India branch contacted investigators this month to report 12,38,000 rupees - almost $20,000 - had been found shredded inside an ATM on the outskirts of the town.

The machine, in the town of Tinsukia, broke down on 20 May, but technicians did not arrive to fix it until 11 June.

When bank technicians in India were finally summoned to investigate why an ATM (automated teller machine) had not been working for days, they began to smell a rat.

District police superintendent Mugdhajyoti Dev Mahanta said bank officials checked the ATM last week only to find a "dead rat and shredded banknotes when it was opened", The Guardian reports. "It looks like the rats entered the machine through a small opening for some wires", he told AFP.

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What they found inside the ATM was nearly $18,000 worth of shredded Indian rupee notes and one dead rodent that had somehow eluded the machine's security camera for its next.

It remains uncertain how the rat got past the machine's security camera. Images showed an upended ATM filled with torn and shredded 500 and 2000 rupee bills.

SBI owns more than 50,000 ATMs in India, according to Reuters.


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