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#SurgicalStrikeBySBI? Rats destroy Rs 12 lakh at ATM in Assam

According to several reports, a State Bank of India (SBI) branch ATM in Assam's Tinsukia district was 'attacked' by rodents, who destroyed currency notes worth Rs12 lakh.

New Delhi: A bizarre incident in Assam has caught at the attention of Twitter users and left many shocked.

According to several reports, a State Bank of India (SBI) branch ATM in Assam’s Tinsukia district was ‘attacked’ by rodents, who destroyed currency notes worth Rs 12 lakh. Pictures of the shredded notes inside the ATM have gone viral on Twitter.

Local journalist Nandan Pratim Sharma Bordoloi tweeted a video which shows a dead rat laying in a pile of shredded notes inside the ATM.

Following a technical failure, the SBI ATM in Laipuli area that contained cash, had been out of order since May 20. A day earlier, a private security firm had deposited notes amounting to Rs29.48 lakh, according to reports.

On June 11, when technicians arrived to fix the ATM, they found currency notes of Rs2,000 and Rs500 torn to pieces. The overall cash destroyed by the rats amounted to Rs12.38 lakh. Undamaged currency notes amounting to Rs. 17.10 lakh were recovered from the ATM.

A police complaint has been filed and the incident is being investigated. -Agencies

Video shot by a local scribe shows a dead rat lying on a pile of shredded notes

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