Tribute at noon today for UC Berkeley student slain in Bangladesh

Tarashi Jain, 19, began studying at Berkeley in 2014

A memorial vigil will be held Tuesday to honor the life of a

UC Berkeley student, and others slain in a terrorist attack in Bangladesh Friday.

The public is invited to join in the tribute for Tarashi Jain, 19, and others killed and injured in the attack.

The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka first reported a hostage situation at

Holey Bakery in the city's Gulshan 2 neighborhood around 10:55 p.m., Bangladesh Standard Time.

Jain along with several others was inside the bakery, when a group of gunman reportedly stormed the business and began taking patrons hostage. She was among the hostages who were killed during an hours-long standoff with Bangladesh authorities, Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said on Twitter.

After about 10 hours, Bangladeshi authorities were able to free

the surviving hostages and reportedly killed six of the gunmen.

Jain had gone to high school in Dhaka and began studying at UC

Berkeley in 2014, according to UC Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.

The vigil is scheduled to take place at the UC campus's Sproul

Plaza on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m.

— Bay City News Service


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