Police in India have blamed rats for nibbling on currency notes worth more than $18,173 stored in an ATM of the State Bank of India in Tinsukia district.
Tinsukia Police said it received a complaint from officials of the local branch of the state-run lender on June 14, saying they found notes worth Rs 12,38,000 in shreds in one of its ATMs on the outskirts of Tinsukia town, reports Hindustan Times.
“The carcass of a rat was found among the shredded notes,” the official said.
The photographs of the shredded notes inside the ATM have gone viral on Facebook and Twitter. Many have called it a demonetisation Part 2 and a “surgical strike by mice”.