Tarishi Jain, the 19 year old Indian girl killed by ISIS attackers in Dhaka’s Holey Artisan Bakery attack was reportedly ‘tortured’ before being killed. Her friends Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain were also killed in the attack.
A source revealed to Indian Express that Tarishi was among the hostages who may have been subjected to torture before being killed.
Tarishi’s relatives said she had gone to Holey with her friends for dinner on Friday night. The relatives were informed about her death after 3 am. Tarishi’s father had been running a garment business in Bangladesh for the last 15-20 years. She finished her schooling from the American School in Dhaka and was studying at the University of California.
Tarishi’s death was confirmed by External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in a tweet: “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… I have spoken to her father Shri Sanjeev Jain and conveyed our deepest condolences. The country is with them in this hour of grief. We are arranging visa for the family.”
The attackers in Dhaka slaughtered 20 hostages on Friday night before Bangladeshi troops stormed the restaurant. Two police officers also died in the exchange of fire. Six of the attackers were killed and one was detained, while 13 hostages were rescued.