Massachusetts Medical Authorities Rule Death of Indian-Origin Family in Murder-Suicide

DOVER, Mass.: Following a tragic incident in Dover, Massachusetts, authorities have confirmed that the deaths of an Indian-origin couple and their daughter have been ruled as a murder-suicide. Rakesh Kamal (57), Teena Kamal (54), and their daughter Arianna Kamal (18) were found dead in their USD 5 million mansion on December 28, 2023. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that Rakesh died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, while Teena and Arianna were victims of homicide by gunshot.

According to the Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey, no prior police reports or domestic incidents had been tied to the residence. The Kamal family’s sprawling mansion, estimated to be worth USD 5.45 million, was sold for USD 3 million after going into foreclosure a year ago. The family had purchased the estate in 2019, but was the only ones living in the mansion at the time of the incident.

Teena and her husband had previously run a now-defunct education systems company called EduNova, which faced financial problems in recent years. Teena was listed as the chief operating officer of the company and an alum of Harvard University and Delhi University in India, while Rakesh was an alumnus of Boston University, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Stanford University, and held executive-level positions in the education-consulting field.

The couple’s daughter was a student at Middlebury College, studying neuroscience. Morrissey stated that a homicide had not been reported in Dover since 2020, and that it was very rare to have this kind of violent situation in the community. The incident remains under investigation by Dover and Massachusetts State Police, with further details expected to be released in the coming weeks.