Notes worth more than 1.2m rupees (£13,300; $17,600) had been shredded – in an ATM machine and the suspected culprits are rats.
Technicians who arrived to fix a malfunctioning cash machine in the Indian state of Assam got a shock when they opened it up. Police said the rodents probably entered the machine through a hole for wiring, the Hindustan Times reported.
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. Police official Prakash Sonowal said that the machine had been out of action for about 12 days.