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
Here is how the Twitterati reacted to ‘Surgical strike by mice’
Really Size doesn’t matter!! What a rat this is! Rat-bitten bank notes worth Rs 12 lakh 38 thousand. Torn notes and dead rat found inside ATM in Tinsukia Assam. Rat found dead before little one could bite remaining Rs 17 lakh 10 thousand. pic.twitter.com/3Omns7gAZH
— Nandan Pratim Sharma Bordoloi ???????? (@NANDANPRATIM) June 18, 2018
Surgical strike by mice ???? on ATM machine pic.twitter.com/OrgJrDiXM5
— mogemboo (@mogembokhushua) June 18, 2018
How can a mice tore to shreds notes worth Rs 12 lakhs inside an ATM belonging to the State Bank of India (SBI) in a night ?
An amount of 29lakhs deposited on May 19th & This incident found on Jun 11. But May 20 & June 11 machine went out of Service #SurgicalStrikeBySBI ??
— Manoj Prabakar S (@imanojprabakar) June 19, 2018