Gurgaon: The mortal remains of 19-year-old Tarishi Jain, who was among the 20 hostages killed in a gruesome terror attack in Dhaka on Friday night, were brought here for cremation yesterday. The last rites were performed at the Shiv Murti Cremation ground near IFFCO Chowk in Gurgaon’s Sector 29, along the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway. Central and state ministers were among those who paid tributes when the body first arrived at the IGI airport in Delhi yesterday.
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung arrives with a wreath to pay his final tribute to Tarishi before her cremation. Pic/PTI
The Jains decided to cremate Tarishi in Gurgaon as it would have been difficult to transport her body by road to their hometown in Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh.
Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma, Gurgaon DCP TL Satyaprakash and other officials received Tarishi’s mortal remains at the airport. MoS for Power Minister Piyush Goyal, MoS Rao Inderjit Singh, other Haryana ministers and MLAs, among others, paid tributes to her.
Tarishi, a student of University of California-Berkeley, was in Dhaka on vacation. She had gone with her two friends to the cafe where she was killed by the IS gunmen.