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Kalam meets Gladys Staines

May 15, 2003 16:42 IST

President A P J Abdul Kalam on Thursday met Gladys Staines, widow of slain Australian missionary Graham Stuart Staines, in Baripada in Orissa.

Kalam met Staines for about ten minutes, after addressing the convocation of the North Orissa University, .

Graham Staines and his two minor sons -- Philip and Timothy -- were burnt alive, as they slept in a jeep at Manoharpur in Keonjhar district in Orissa on January 23, 1999.

Police have already arrested Dara Singh, whose real name is Ravindra Kumar Pal, the prime accused in the case.  

Gladys looks after the leprosy home in Baripada, which was earlier being run by her husband.

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