Government employee fires at ATM after failing to get money

May 1st, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS  

State Bank of India Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Frustrated after his repeated attempts to withdraw money from an automated teller machine (ATM) failed, a government employee in Uttar Pradesh’s Mau district opened fire at the machine, police said Friday.
According to the police, Arvind Kumar Mishra, 38, who works at the District Inspector of Schools’ (DIOS) office in Mau, Thursday fired at the State Bank of India (SBI) ATM with his licensed revolver, destroying it.

“However, even after that, he was not able to take out any money from the machine,” additional superintendent of police Diwakar Kumar told IANS over telephone from Mau.

Mishra was arrested Friday after a police complaint was registered by the bank branch’s manager.

He was identified after the police viewed the footage of the CCTV installed at the ATM, which the bank manager provided, the police officer added.

Mau is some 250 km from Lucknow.

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