The university said in a statement that since early June she had been in Dhaka on an internship at Eastern Bank Limited working on e-commerce growth.
“We are all very devastated,” said Sanchita Saxena, executive director of the California university’s Institute for South Asia Studies and director of its Center for Bangladesh Studies. “She was a smart and ambitious young woman with a big heart.Our deepest condolences to her family, friends, and the entire Berkeley community.” UC Berkeley said Jain’s father is a textile merchant based in Dhaka and that he was among relatives and friends who rushed to the scene of the attack in hope of news of their loved ones. Tarishi Jain,had made a terrified call to her family in Uttar Pradesh from a toilet of the Holey Artisan Bakery as Islamic State gunmen went on the rampage. That was at 1.30 a.m. — the last time her family spoke to her. The mortal remains of the 19-year-old was on Jul 14 brought to Gurgaon by her family for the last rites. Central and state ministers were among those who paid tributes when the body arrived from Dhaka. The victim’s 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 the Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan. Tarishi’s father, who runs a garment business in Bangladesh for the last 15-20 years, has a flat Gurgaon. The family members decided to cremate her in Gurgaon as it would have been difficult to take the body to her native place in Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh by road.