Rats nibble cash worth Rs 12 lakh inside Assam's Tinsukia ATM

Lloyd Doyle
June 20, 2018

In a freakish incident, mice chewed away cash amounting to Rs12.38 lakh from inside an ATM in Assam's Tinsukia Laipuli area in India, reports India Today. The SBI ATM (DFBK - 000196116) was not used since last month.

As per a report by India Today, most of the shredded currency were notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000.

The ATM at Laipuli had been filled with notes worth Rs. 29L on May 19, officials said. When the bank sent the technician to fix the ATM, it was found that Rs 12 lakh was ruined by rats.

Behind the closed doors, a mischief of rats was breeding in the booth.

As we learned from a story from The Indian Express, the machine had stopped working, conking out back in mid-May.

The ATM was run by a Guwahati-based company called FIS: Global Business Solutions.


12, 38,000 has been destroyed according to bank officials.

Bank officials claimed rodents nibbled notes worth Rs 12,38,000.

Still whatever happened behind the four walls of the cubicle is still doubtful as a large sum of public money is lost in the entire episode. A police complaint is registered with the local police station in Tinusukia.

In 20 days the ATM was out of service, mice had reportedly gathered in the cassette and took their time to chew the notes.

The photographs of the shredded notes inside the ATM have gone viral on Facebook and Twitter.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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