Tarishi Jain who was 19-year-old student was among the 3 Americans and 20 people total who were brutally slaughtered in a bakery in Dhaka this week. With the sound of gunfire and images of blood and carnage all around her, she frantically called her father to tell him one final heartbreaking goodbye.
“I am very afraid… I’m not sure whether I will be able to come out alive.” she said, voice shaking. “They are killing everyone here… I think we will be killed one by one.”
Bangladeshi authorities later confirmed that Tarishi, who was studying Economics at the University of California, was killed alongside fellow US students, Abinta Kabir, 18, and Faraaz Hossain, who were both enrolled at the Emory University in Georgia. Witnesses describe that seven Islamist terrorists stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery with assault rifles, guns, and knives, and took 30 people hostage. They tortured and slaughtered people one by one, only sparing those who could recite the Quran.
An unnamed source states that it was apparent from the extent of her injuries that she was among the few who were brutally tortured before being killed. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has declared two days of national mourning after the massacre in the upmarket Gulshan district of the city. “It was an extremely heinous act. What kind of Muslims are these people? They don’t have any religion. Anyone who believes in religion cannot do such act. They do not have any religion, their only religion is terrorism.”