Fact Check: Old picture of notes shredded by rat in ATM shared as recent

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A picture of shredded notes is being shared on social media with a claim that the picture is of an ATM in Guwahati.

“C24• An ATM machine in Guwahati was loaded with Rs 29,84,000 on May 19. Immediately
One day later, it was closed from May 20 to June 10 due to technical glitches. Then on June 11, when the machine was opened for maintenance, everyone was shocked. Inside the machine, a notes of Rs. 500 and 2000 approx Rs 12 lacs 38 thousand was nibbled by the mouse into pieces, ” the caption read.

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NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found that the picture is old.
On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search we found that the same picture was featured in an article by The Fortune dated 2018.

According to the article, the picture is of a State Bank of India ATM in the town of Tinsukia in Assam where a rat shredded the money and was found dead in the ATM.
This proves that the picture on circulation is old and is not from Guwahati.

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