Amidst an outpour of grief, Tarishi Jain, the 19-year-old Indian girl who was killed along with 19 others in the Dhaka terror attack, was cremated in Gurgaon on Monday.
Tarishi’s brother Sanchit performed the last rites at around 4:15 pm in a cremation ground at Sukhrali village near IFFCO Chowk as family members suffered in silence.
Earlier, the mortal remains of the 19-year-old student of University of California in Berkeley, US, where she studied Economics, were brought from Dhaka to Delhi where her family members, Minister of State for Power and Coal Piyush Goyal was present. Goyal received the body.
The body was then taken to Gurgaon DLF phase-1 F Block community centre where it was kept for two hours to enable an estimated 200 people, including Goyal and Haryana Education Minister Rambilas Sharma, to pay their respects.
Tarishi was among the 20 hostages killed in a gruesome terror attack in a restaurant popular with foreigners and expats in upscale Gulshan locality of Dhaka on Friday night.
Daughter of a garments manufacturer with business interests in Bangladesh, she was in Dhaka on a vacation.
Heart-rending scenes prevailed at the community centre with 200 relatives of Tarishi and other mourners crying inconsolably. Rambilas Sharma tried to console the aggrieved family members of the 19-year-old girl.
The media was not allowed to enter the cremation spot by Gurgaon police.