Family of Indian teen killed in Dhaka recall last conversation

Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) Nineteen-year-old Tarishi Jain, who was killed in the Dhaka terror attack, had made a terrified call to her family in Uttar Pradesh from a toilet of the Holey Artisan Bakery as Islamic State gunmen went on the rampage. That was at 1.30 a.m. — the last time her family spoke to her.

The Jain family, based in Suhag Nagar area of Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad district, on Saturday recalled the last conversation they had with her during the siege.

They said Tarishi called at around 1.30 a.m. and informed that she had locked herself in the toilet of the Cafe as armed assailants opened fire.

“It was around 1.30 a.m. when we got a call from Tarishi. She told us that gunmen were around and that she had locked herself in one of the toilets of the restaurant,” her uncle Rakesh Mohan Jain informed.

He added that they tried to connect with her but the call went unanswered. It was only answered at 6.30 a.m. but no one spoke from the other end.

Tarishi Jain was among the 20 killed by Islamic State terrorists in the siege late Friday night on the cafe in the Bangladeshi capital.



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