A 19-year-old Indian woman, Tarishi Jain, was among hostages who were killed after suspected Islamist militants attacked an upmarket cafe in the Bangladeshi capital on Friday night, minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday.
Tarishi passed out from American School in Dhaka and was studying at University of California, Berkeley.
“I am extremely pained to share that the terrorists have killed Tarishi, an Indian girl who was taken hostage in the terror attack in Dhaka,” Swaraj Tweeted.
“I have spoken to her father Shri Sanjeev Jain and conveyed our deepest condolences.The country is with them in this hour of grief,” she said in another tweet.
Visa is being arranged for Tarishi’s family to visit Bangladesh, Swaraj confirmed in another tweet.
Altogether, twenty hostages were killed in the attack. Thirteen hostages were rescued after security forces stormed the restaurant, another top commander said.
Security forces shot dead six of the hostage-takers and one was detained, officials said, and added two policemen were also killed in the operation.