DOVER, MASSACHUSETTS – Medical authorities have ruled the deaths of a wealthy Indian-origin couple and their teenage daughter in their $5 million mansion as a murder-suicide. The family was found dead last week, with the father, Rakesh Kamal, 57, and a firearm near him. Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey labeled the tragedy as a “domestic violence situation.”
The autopsy confirmed that Teena and her daughter Arianna were victims of homicide by gunshot, while Rakesh died from a “gunshot wound consistent with being self-inflicted.” The firearm found near Rakesh is consistent with a .40 calibre Glock 22, and investigations are still ongoing to determine its origin.
Massachusetts State Police are working with federal authorities to trace the origin of the firearm and the incident is under investigation by Dover and Massachusetts Police. The bodies of the family were discovered after a relative went to check on them and found them deceased. The neighborhood, known for its wealth, was described as “a nice neighborhood, a safe community” by the Norfolk DA.
The couple, who ran a now-defunct education company, appeared to have faced financial struggles in recent years. Their mansion went into foreclosure and was sold for below its estimated worth. Teena filed for bankruptcy, listing substantial liabilities, but the case was dismissed due to insufficient documentation. Their daughter was a student at Middlebury College, studying neuroscience and was an active member of the college choir.
This is a tragic event and our hearts go out to the entire Kamal family. There had been no prior police reports or domestic incidents tied to the home, and the investigation thus far indicates domestic violence with no involvement of outside parties. The family’s story is marked by success and struggle, leaving behind a community in shock and mourning.