Dhaka attack: ‘I don’t know if I will be alive’, Tarishi Jain told dad
Tarishi Jain, the 19-year-old girl who was killed in the terror attack on an upscale Bangladesh café on Saturday, called up her father Sanjiv Jain while trying to hide herself from the terrorists.
According to a report, she told her father that, “Terrorists have entered the restaurant. I am very afraid and not sure whether I will be able to come out alive. They are killing everyone.”
Tarishi had been hiding inside a toilet of the café with her two friends, Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain and Abinta Kabir.
Sanjiv Jain had been waiting outside Gulshan Café ever since he got the news that armed men were on a killing spree inside. He was had been planning to bring his wife and two children to Firozabad in UP for a short holiday before Tarishi headed back to the US where she was an Economics undergraduate at the University of California.
The whole night, Sanjiv and several other families gathered outside the restaurant anxiously. But by the time the terrorists had been neutralised by Bangladeshi security forces, Tarishi was dead. She was the only Indian killed in the attack which left 20 dead.
Tarishi’s uncle Rakesh Mohan Jain also said that the family had waited the entire night to hear news of her safety.
Tarishi was in Bangladesh as she had received an internship with a bank through the Institute for South Asia Studies at her university.
Tarishi’s brother Sanchit had landed in Delhi from Canada a day earlier so that the family of four along with mother Tulika could all head to Firozabad for a family reunion. But it was not to be.
“We don’t want her to be cremated in the land where she was brutally murdered. Terrorists killed her for being a Hindu,” Sanjiv’s younger brother Rakesh Mohan Jain was quoted as saying.