Massachusetts Autopsy Ruled Indian-Origin Couple and Daughter’s Deaths as Murder-Suicide

DOVER, Massachusetts – Medical authorities have declared the deaths of an Indian-origin couple and their daughter in Massachusetts as a murder-suicide following an autopsy last week. Rakesh Kamal (57), his wife Teena Kamal (54) and their daughter Arianna Kamal (18), a college student, were found dead in their $5 million mansion on December 28, 2023. Police found a firearm near Rakesh Kamal’s body.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that Teena and Arianna were victims of homicide by gunshot, while Rakesh died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound according to the autopsy results. The firearm found with Rakesh was identified as a .40 calibre Glock 22, which was not registered in his name and he was not licensed to possess it. Authorities have contacted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to determine its origin.

Initial investigations suggest that the incident was a case of domestic violence and did not involve outside parties. The Kamal family’s mansion, previously worth $5.45 million, went into foreclosure a year ago and was sold for $3 million. The family had purchased the 19,000-square-foot estate, which boasts 11 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, for $4 million in 2019. Teena and her husband had run a now-defunct education systems company called EduNova and faced financial difficulties in recent years.

Teena had filed for bankruptcy in September 2022, and their daughter was a student at Middlebury College, studying neuroscience. According to reports, no prior police reports or domestic incidents had been tied to the home and a homicide had not been reported in Dover since 2020. District Attorney Michael Morrissey described the area as a nice and safe community, with such violent situations being rare occurrences.