Back home from the US for summer vacations, Tarishi Jain, 19, had gone out with two of her friends on Friday evening. Holey Artisan Bakery, famous for its bagels, croissants, crème brûlée tart and coffee, was one of their favourite haunts in Dhaka.
The cafe was also close to Tarishi’s residence in the posh Dhaka neighbourhood of Gulshan. Her father, Sanjeev Jain, has run a garment business in the Bangladesh capital for 15-20 years.
On Saturday, Tarishi became among the first victims of Dhaka’s siege to be identified. Her friends Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain were also killed in the attack.
According to sources, Tarishi was among the hostages who may have been subjected to torture before being killed. “That was apparent from the injuries,” a source said.