An Indian girl Tarishi, all of eighteen years was killed in the brutal attack at a Cafeteria in Dhaka on Saturday. Tarishi Jain was raising funds through her clothing line called EthiCAL for promoting entrepreneurship among poor. She wanted more and more people to fight poverty by setting up a business. Taking a cue from her dad’s garment business, she wanted to something for society. The Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj tweeted as the news was confirmed.

Tarishi Jain killed in brutal Dhaka attack was a champion of entrepreneurship

“I am extremely pained to share that the terrorists have killed Tarushi, an Indian girl who was taken hostage in the terror attack in Dhaka,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted. The teenager, who was a student of UC Berkeley was holidaying in Bangladesh where her dad runs a garments business. [Feature Image Credit: DNAIndia]

Tarishi Jain Fact Box
Tarishi Jain Fact Box

Swaraj further mentioned via the micro blogging social platform Twitter:

“I have spoken to her father Sanjeev Jain and conveyed our deepest condolences. The country is with them in this hour of grief.

“We are arranging visa for the family. My officers are on the job,” she said.

Sushma Swaraj


At UC Berkeley

Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks issued the following statement at about Jain’s death.

Dear Campus Community,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of the tragic death of one of our students, Tarishi Jain, a UC Berkeley student killed in the terrorist attacks in Bangladesh yesterday.

Tarishi and seven other students were completing internships with UC Berkeley’s Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies.

A graduate of the American International School in Dhaka, Tarishi came to UC Berkeley in 2014 and was intending to major in economics.

We have been in contact with her family to provide assistance in any way that we can and are working closely with our other students there to assist them in staying safe and determining whether they leave the area.

Our counseling services staff and CARE services are available to support for faculty, students and staff on campus as we mourn this tragic loss.

The ASUC will be planning a vigil and memorial for the campus and will share details soon.

On behalf of our entire campus, we send our deepest condolences to her family and friends and to all the other families who have suffered such a devastating loss.


Nicholas Dirks

This story was updated after UC Berkeley released a statement about Jain’s death.