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Rat breaches bank ATM in India
« on: June 23, 2018, 01:06:21 AM »
Rat breaches bank ATM in India, eats $24,000 worth of cash
By Zarir Hussain
22 June 2018 — 6:36am

Guwahati: When bank technicians in India were finally summoned to investigate why an automated teller machine had not been working for days, they began to smell a rat.

What they found inside the ATM was almost $US18,000 ($24,000) worth of shredded Indian rupee notes and one dead rodent that had somehow eluded the machine's security camera for its next, and last, meal, a State Bank of India (SBI) official said on Thursday.



"The ATM was out of order for a few days and when our technicians opened the kiosk we were shocked to find shredded notes and a dead rat," said Chandan Sharma, SBI branch manager in the town of Tinsukia in the northeastern state of Assam.

"We have started an investigation into this rare incident and will take measures to prevent a recurrence."

SBI is India's largest bank with more than 50,000 ATMs spread across the country. Most ATMs in India have a closed-circuit camera installed for enhanced security.

But an inspection of the camera footage at the ATM in Tinsukia turned up no rat entering it, Sharma said. Of the 2.9 million rupees ($57,800) in the ATM, 1.7 million rupees were recovered intact.

But banknotes worth 1.2 million rupees were destroyed. Photographs taken by a local reporter and reviewed by Reuters after the ATM was opened showed fragments of grey and purple coloured notes of 500- and 2000-rupee denominations.
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Re: Rat breaches bank ATM in India
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 05:59:34 AM »
Here is the actual image

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Re: Rat breaches bank ATM in India
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 06:11:53 AM »
Incredible image,  :o  this would have taken some time, several days at least, to chew through this amount of money.

Don't know of anyone who could have spent it quicker.  ;D
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Re: Rat breaches bank ATM in India
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2018, 08:58:29 AM »
This incident even made the news here in Germany.

The picture is indeed incredible. There must have been some really hungry rat(s).

By the way, I see these are 2000 Rupee notes. Wasn't it mentioned here in the forum some time ago that the Indian government wanted to stop issuing this denomonation?

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Re: Rat breaches bank ATM in India
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018, 12:03:21 PM »
The rats missed an opportunity...

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Re: Rat breaches bank ATM in India
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2018, 01:23:32 PM »
 and to think i told that damn rat to search for "fancy serial number" notes ...

Oh well, at least i don't have to shoot him ...