The death toll in Friday’s Naxal attack in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district has gone up to five with an injured tribal boy succumbing in a private nursing home here early on Saturday, police said.

Mukesh Potavi (6) was among the 10 students of `Ashram Shala’ (tribal school) at Sawargaon village in Dhanora taluka who suffered injuries when the Maoists hurled explosives near the institute. Four persons - two students, a female cook and a villager -- were killed on Friday, they said.

Among the injured students, four, including Potavi, were shifted to General Hospital in Gadchiroli. He was later taken to Nagpur, where he breathed his last, police added.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil arrived in Nagpur this morning and later left for Gadchiroli, the worst Naxal affected district in Maharashtra.