GUWAHATI, India- When bank technicians in India finally come to investigate why an ATM had not been working for days, especially when the machine started smelling like a rat.

State Bank of India (SBI) official said on Thursday, what they found would surprise many, the ATM with almost worth $18 000 Indian rupees notes ripped into shreds and one dead rat that eluded the machines security camera, the rodent would then feed itself its next meal and then its last.

Chandan Sharma, SBI branch manager in the town of Tinsukia in the north-eastern state of Assam said,  “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,”

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

SBI is the biggest bank in India, and provides 50,000 ATMs across the country. According to the report, most ATMs in India have a closed-circuit camera installed for enhanced security.

The security video footage showed the ATM in Tinsukia showed no rat entering it, Sharma said. They said that 2.9 million rupees ($42,685) in the ATM, 1.7 million rupees ($25,022) were recovered and not damaged.

They said that 1.2 million rupee notes ($17,662) were destroyed.

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