An ATM machine in Assam Tinsukia district cash worth Rs 12.38 lakh was found shredded to bits. The ATM belongs to the State Bank of India and is located in a laipuli area of the district to add to the twist it is believed that mice were behind this incident.
On May 19th a Guwahati based company Global Business Solutions had deposited Rs 29.48 lakh in the ATM at Tinsukia However as noted in the local newspaper the ATM malfunctioned on May 20th and was out of service until June 11th. It is when repairmen reached the ATM to fix it, did they discover that cash worth Rs 12.38 lakh was reduced to smithereens by mice.
Majority of the notes were in the denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000. How the mice managed to enter the ATM is yet to be ascertained.
Pictures of the shredded notes and messages about the incident are circulating on WhatsApp. Many, however, are doubtful about what happened inside the ATM.
An FIR has been registered with the Tinsukia police station and investigation in the matter is underway.