Malkangiri encounter

Malkangiri massacre

Print edition : November 25, 2016

Khajuriguda village in Malkangiri district of Odisha, which lost two men in the October 24 operation. One of its residents is still missing. The Kondh tribe community of 77 families lives on subsistence farming in the village. The residents are caught between the security forces and the Maoists. Photo: Kunal Shankar

The villages in the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha Border area are located in idyllic settings, with meandering streams and rolling, low hills covered with forests. Photo: Kunal Shankar

The radical writer Varavara Rao with the mother of the Maoist leader Prabhakar at his funeral in Secunderabad on October 27. Prabhakar died in the Malkangiri operation on October 24. Photo: NOAH SEELAM/AFP

The killing of 30 Maoists, including some senior leaders, at Malkangiri in Odisha in late October is one of the deadliest encounters involving the Communist Party of India (Maoist).

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