Gurgaon: The mortal remains of Tarishi Jain, who was among the 20 hostages killed in a gruesome terror attack in Dhaka’s Gulshan cafe, has been handed over to her family for the last rites.
Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma, Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner T.L. Satyaprakash and other officials earlier this afternoon received Tarishi’s mortal remains at Delhi’s IGI Airport.
Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal, along with others, paid tribute to her at the community centre in DLF Phase-I, Gurugram.
The mood at the community centre was somber with relatives crying inconsolably while paying their tributes to Tarishi. The minister was also seen consoling the aggrieved family members of the 19-year-old girl.
Tarishi, a student of University of California in Berkeley where she studied Economics, was in Dhaka on vacation. She had gone with two other friends to the Gulshan cafe where she was killed.
On Saturday, she was among the first victims of the Dhaka’s siege to be identified. Her friends Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain were also killed in the attack.
Nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi American and two Bangladeshis were killed in the terror attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan on Friday night.
Besides 20 people, two senior police officers-Banani Police Station officer-in-charge Salauddin Ahmed Khan and Detective Branch Assistant Commissioner Robiul Islam were killed while trying to rescue the hostages.
The 12-hour-long hostage crisis at the cafe popular with foreigners ended after a two-hour long assault by armed forces’ commandos killing six gunmen.