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Published July 06, 2016
A University of California, Berkeley sophomore who was among the 20 hostages killed over the weekend by militants in Bangladesh is being remembered as a kind and smart young woman.
Hundreds of friends, professors and students held a vigil Tuesday on UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza in memory of Tarishi Jain, a sophomore who was in the capital of Dhaka for a summer internship.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Nick Dirks and several of Jain's friends and dorm mates spoke next to an enlarged photograph of the smiling 18-year-old, a large bouquet of white flowers and American, Indian and Bangladeshi flags.
Dirks says "we have lost a precious member of our community, and we are so much the poorer because of it."
Jain, an Indian national, graduated from the American International School in Dhaka and transferred to Berkeley in 2015. She planned to major in economics.