Tarishi’s friend Faraaz Hossain and Abinta Kabir were with her cowering inside a toilet thinking they would evade the rampaging terrorists.
“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 here,” this was the last message of Tarishi Jain to her father.Tarishi hid herself alongwith her two friends inside a toilet when heavily armed terrorists stormed into an upscale Dhaka restaurant.
20 people were killed in the bloody siege at the Holey Artisan bakery which lasted nearly 12 hours. Reports say the militants did not harm anyone who could recite verses from Quran. But butchered others.
Tarishi’s friend Faraaz Hossain and Abinta Kabir were with her cowering inside a toilet thinking they would evade the rampaging terrorists. But their luck soon ran out.
Faraaz Chose Not to Leave His Friends Alone
The three, who studied together in a prestigious Dhaka school, were killed by the terrorists but not before they together wrote a story of friendship which will be for long.
According to a report in Indian Express , terrorists have Faraaz Hossain an option to leave but the 20-year-old had decided that he is not going to move out of the restaurant without his two other friends.
“Since Tarishi and Abinta were wearing western clothes, the terrorists asked Faraaz where they were from. He reportedly told them that they were from India and the US,” the report quoted sources, as saying.
‘WE WON’T HARM BENGALIS’
Sumir Barai, who is a cook Holey Artisan bakery, also took shelter inside a washroom when the terrorists barged in firing in the air.
“Bengali people, come out. You don’t need to be so tense. We will not kill Bengalis. We will only kill foreigners,” one of the terrorists shouted. Barai told New York Times that the attackers were eager to see their action being reported on the social media.
“After killing the patrons, they asked the staff to turn on the restaurant’s wireless network. Then they used customers’ telephones to post images of the bodies on the internet,” the NYT said.
Tarishi cremated in Gurgaon
Tarishi Jain’s mortal remains were flown from Dhaka to Gurgaon on Monday where her last rites were performed in the evening. The Jain family, which belongs to Ferozabad in Uttar Pradesh, has been running a garment business in Dhaka’s Baridhara locality for the last two decades.
19-year-old Tarishi, a student at UC Berkeley, was among the 20 hostages killed in the terror attack at Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka’s Gulshan area on Saturday.