Destroyed 500 and 2,000 rupee notes in the cash machine. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images
Shredded financial institution notes determined after coins gadget stops operating in Assam kingdom
Rats have nibbled through more than 1m rupees of banknotes after entering a coins gadget in north-east India, police said.
The high-priced invasion in Assam country become best detected via bank officers after complained that the gadget changed into defective and had stopped allotting coins, police in Tinsukia district said.
“The bank officials came to check the ATM system closing week and located a useless rat and shredded banknotes when it became opened,” the district police superintendent, Mugdhajyoti Dev Mahanta, said.
“We’ve checked and there’s no other crook or conspiracy angle to the incident. It looks like the rats entered the device through a small establishing for some wires.”
The rats munched through an expected 1.2m rupees (£13,three hundred), nearby media said. Pics showed an upended ATM packed with torn and shredded 500 and 2,000 rupee notes.