The police on Saturday arrested a man in connection with the murder of an elderly Keralite couple in Bhopal.

The arrested has been identified as Raju, the couple's former domestic help. The accused has reportedly admitted to the police that he murdered the couple after they asked him to return some money he had earlier borrowed.

The elderly couple living alone was found dead with their throats slit at their residence on Friday.

The couple, identified as GK Nair (70), a retired Air Force personnel, and his wife Gomati (68), were found dead by their neighbours at their Narmada Green Valley residence under Awadhpuri police station, Bhopal DIG Dharmendra Choudhry said.

Choudhry said the maid at the household alerted neighbours after there was no response from inside despite her repeatedly knocking on the door.

"Neighbours who peeped in from a window saw the couple lying in a pool of blood. Their throats had been slit with a sharp object," the official said. The police had said that as valuables and household goods had not been touched, they were also looking at personal enmity as a possible cause.

(With agency inputs)