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Vigil Planned for UC Berkeley Student Killed in Bangladesh

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BERKELEY (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley, is planning a vigil for a student who was among the 20 hostages killed by militants in an attack on a restaurant in Bangladesh.

The university has said that sophomore Tarishi Jain was in the capital of Dhaka for a summer internship that began last month. The economics major, an Indian national, was working at a bank as part of a program arranged by UC Berkeley’s Center for Bangladesh Studies.

KRON-TV reports that the vigil will be held at noon Tuesday in Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus.

The 19-year-old graduated from the American International School in Dhaka and transferred to Berkeley in 2015.

The school said Jain’s father, Sanjeev Jain, is a textile merchant based in Dhaka.