The rodent heist was only detected by bank officials after locals complained that the ATM was faulty and had stopped dispensing cash, police in Tinkusia district told AFP.
"The bank officials came to check the ATM machine last week and found a dead rat and shredded banknotes when it was opened," said district police superintendent Mugdhajyoti Dev Mahanta.
The rats munched through an estimated Rs 12 lakh worth of hard currency, local media reported. Images showed an upended ATM filled with torn and shredded Rs 500 and Rs 2000 bills. Click for more trending news