UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks sent this message today to the campus community:
Dear Campus Community,
It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of the tragic death of one of our students, Tarishi Jain, a UC Berkeley student killed in the terrorist attacks in Bangladesh yesterday.
Tarishi and seven other students were completing internships with UC Berkeley’s Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies.
A graduate of the American International School in Dhaka, Tarishi came to UC Berkeley in 2015 and was intending to major in economics.
We have been in contact with her family to provide assistance in any way that we can and are working closely with our other students there to assist them in staying safe and determining whether they leave the area.
Our counseling services staff and Employee Assistance services are available to support for faculty, students and staff on campus as we mourn this tragic loss.
The ASUC will be planning a vigil and memorial for the campus and will share details soon.
On behalf of our entire campus, we send our deepest condolences to her family and friends and to all the other families who have suffered such a devastating loss.