Bhubaneshwar, Nov 18: In yet another incident of vandalism, miscreants broke into an ATM machine under Anchalagumma Gram Panchayat in the Nabarangpur district of Orissa.
The incident took place on Thursday night when people couldn’t find cash in the ATM after queuing up for long hours. Now they will have to travel 25 kilometers to find the next ATM.
According to a resident of Anchalagumma, the ATM was refilled with cash in the afternoon yesterday, but due to the heavy demand, it soon ran out cash. And then at night the miscreants attacked. Reportedly, they also destroyed the CCTV camera making it difficult to get hold of any clue as to who were responsible. According to a report by The Indian Express, the Assistant sub-inspector J.C. Panigrahi of Anchalagumma police outpost said that it appears to be a case of “mischief”.
There have been similar cases where ATMs have been vandalised by either angry public or miscreants. In one of the incidents, reported from Chennai, unidentified men threw stones at an ATM, breaking the glass door after the machine ran out of cash.
The short disruption, as noted by many for the betterment of the larger population, seems to have extended further and given that incidents of vandalism of ATMs have increased, the cash crisis seems real and ugly.