Tarishi's kin in talks with MEA on travel to Dhaka

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New Delhi, July 2: The relatives of Tarushi Jain, a 19-year-old Indian girl killed in the terror attack in Dhaka, are in talks with the Ministry of External Affairs to travel to the neighbouring country.

A cousin of Tarishi, Shirish Jain, said, "We are in talks with the Ministry of External Affairs as all the near and dear ones want to reach Dhaka at the earliest.

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Tarushi's kin in talks with MEA

No one else from her family, apart from Tarushi's parents, is in Dhaka. MEA has been helpful in arranging our visas."

Tarishi's uncle, Rajeev Jain, described the fateful evening, "Tarishi stays in Bangladesh. She had gone to the cafe along with her friends and was taken hostage.

After the operation she was found dead. She was 19 years old. She was studying in America and had come to Dhaka to spend her holidays with her parents."

Tarishi, a student at UC Berkeley, was on vacation. Her father runs a garment business in Bangladesh for the last 15-20 years, according to officials here.

In a series of tweets, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said,"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 Sanjeev Jain and conveyed our deepest condolences. The country is with them in this hour of grief. "We are arranging visa for the family. My officers are on the job. We are coordinating with Tarishi's uncle Rakesh Jain," she said.

Tarishi was among 20 foreigners who were hacked to death by ISIS militants in a terror attack at a restaurant in Dhaka's high-security diplomatic zone.


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