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Hundreds hold vigil to remember Dhaka attack victim Tarishi at UC Berkeley

Los Angeles: Hundreds of people on Tuesday 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 sweet, generous, altruistic and intelligent girl.

People attend a memorial on the steps of Sproul Plaza at University of California Berkeley on Tuesday, Berkeley, Calif. The university held a vigil for Tarishi Jain, a student who was among the 20 hostages killed by militants in an attack on a restaurant in Bangladesh. AP

People attend a memorial on the steps of Sproul Plaza at University of California Berkeley on Tuesday, Berkeley, Calif. The university held a vigil for Tarishi Jain, a student who was among the 20 hostages killed by militants in an attack on a restaurant in Bangladesh. AP

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nick Dirks and several of Jain's friends spoke at the memorial.

"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.

Friends and dorm mates attend a memorial on the steps of Sproul Plaza at University of California Berkeley on Tuesday. AP

Friends and dorm mates attend a memorial on the steps of Sproul Plaza at University of California Berkeley on Tuesday. AP

"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 Berkeley side.

Jain graduated from the American International School in Dhaka and had joined University of California, Berkeley in 2015.

A flower memorial is seen on the steps of Sproul Plaza at University of California Berkeley on Tuesday, in Berkeley, California. AP

A flower memorial is seen on the steps of Sproul Plaza at University of California Berkeley on Tuesday, in Berkeley, California. AP

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.


Updated Date: Jul 06, 2016 12:37 PM

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