LOS ANGELES: Hundreds of people today held a vigil at UC Berkeley campus in California to remember Indian student Tarishi Jain who was killed along with 22 others in the gruesome Dhaka terror attack.
18-year-old Jain’s friends from her dorm, classes and campus groups of UC Berkeley remembered her as a young woman who was sweet, generous, altruistic and intelligent.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Nick Dirks and several of Jain’s friends spoke next to an enlarged photograph of the smiling Jain, a large bouquet of white flowers and Indian, American, and Bangladeshi flags.
“We have lost a precious member of our community, and we are so much the poorer because of it,” Dirk said.
Her friends and teachers appealed to the crowd to remember her for all her accomplishments and friendships, not for her brutal death.
“She was one of the sweetest and most sincere people I had ever met,” Jain’s friend Mackenzie Monroe was quoted as saying by the Berkeleyside.
Jain graduated from the American International School in Dhaka and had joined University of California, Berkeley in 2015.
Daughter of a garments manufacturer with business interests in Bangladesh, she was in Dhaka on a vacation when the attack took place.
Islamist gunmen stormed a popular restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic enclave late on Friday and killed 22 people, most of them foreigners from Italy, Japan, India and the US in an attack claimed by the Islamic State terror group. –PTI