BERKELEY (CBS SF) — A memorial vigil will be held Tuesday to honor the life of a University of California at Berkeley student and others slain in a terrorist attack in Bangladesh.
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The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka first reported a hostage situation at Holey Bakery in the city’s Gulshan 2 neighborhood around 10:55 p.m. Friday, Bangladesh Standard Time.
Tarishi Jain, 19, along with several others was inside the bakery, when a group of gunman reportedly stormed the business and began taking patrons hostage.
Jain was among the hostages who were killed during an hours-long standoff with Bangladesh authorities, Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said on Twitter.READ MORE: UPDATE: High Winds Topple Trees; Downs Power Lines; Leave Path Of Destruction In San Jose Neighborhood
After about 10 hours, Bangladeshi authorities were able to free the surviving hostages and reportedly killed six of the gunmen.
Jain had gone to high school in Dhaka and transferred to UC Berkeley in 2015.
The vigil is scheduled to take place at the UC campus’s Sproul Plaza on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m.MORE NEWS: Pipeline Of Illegal Weapons Shutdown; Four Arrested In San Mateo, Alameda County Raids
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