New Delhi: Tarishi Jain, a student at UC Berkeley, was with her two close friends when they were caught up in the horrific 11-hour siege at the Holey Artisan Bakery and among many who were later killed after being taken hostage by a group of Islamist attackers.
According to reports, Tarishi hid herself alongwith her two friends inside a toilet when heavily armed terrorists stormed into an upscale Dhaka restaurant.
Tarishi Jain and her friends - Faraaz Hossain and Abinta Kabir - thought they would manage to evade the rampaging terrorists. However, their luck ran out.
The three, who studied together in a prestigious Dhaka school, were mercilessly killed by the terrorists but not before they set a classic example of friendship which will be remembered for long.
According to a report in Indian Express, terrorists gave Faraaz Hossain an option to leave but the 20-year-old refused to leave his friends alone and told the terrorists that he would not move out of the restaurant without them.
"Since Tarishi and Abinta were wearing western clothes, the terrorists asked Faraaz where they were from. He reportedly told them that they were from India and the US," the report quoted sources, as saying.
The three were 20 others who were mercilessly butchered by the terrorists later.
Twenty foreigners, including eight Italians, seven Japanese and the Indian student, were brutally murdered by the militants inside the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's diplomatic zone before commandos launched an assault yesterday, killing six attackers and capturing one alive, ending Bangladesh's worst terror attack.
The bodies of the victims were recovered during a search in the Bakery compound after the operation.