In what could only be described as surreal and bizarre, notes worth more than 1.2m Rupees (N6.3 million) stored in a bank’s Automated Teller Machine, ATM, in India were said to have been destroyed by rats.
The rats were said to have gained access to ATM at the State Bank of India branch in Tinsukia district probably through a hole for wiring, the Hindustan Times reported.
Pictures of the incredible development shared on Twitter showed a dead rat laying in the midst of the shredded notes.
Police official Prakash Sonowal said that the machine had been out of action for about 12 days, the Hindustan Times added.
Technicians who took the unit apart found banknotes of 2,000 and 500 rupee denominations destroyed. They managed to salvage another 1.7m Rupees, officials said.