Tragedy Unfolds: Investigation Continues into Indian-Origin Family’s Deaths in Massachusetts Mansion

DOVER, Mass. – Police in Massachusetts continue to investigate the deaths of a wealthy Indian-American family, after their bodies were discovered in their $5 million mansion. The victims, identified as Rakesh Kamal, 57, his wife Teena, 54, and their 18-year-old daughter Ariana, were found dead in their 11-bedroom, 13-bathroom residence.

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey described the incident as a “domestic violence situation,” noting that a gun was found near Rakesh’s body. The medical examiner’s office is still investigating the cause and manner of the deaths.

The family previously ran a now-defunct education systems company, EduNova, which was launched in 2016 and dissolved in December 2021. Ariana, a recent graduate of Milton Academy, was described as a bright and kind young woman with a promising future.

She had just begun her studies at Middlebury College in Vermont, where she was excelling as a neuroscience student and an active member of the college choir. The couple seemed to have faced financial issues, as their mansion went into foreclosure and was sold for less than its estimated value.

The tragic discovery was made after a relative, concerned about not hearing from the family for a day or two, stopped by to check on them. The family was the only one residing in the mansion at the time of the incident. The affluent neighborhood where the family lived was considered safe.

The investigation into the deaths of the Kamal family continues, as authorities work to determine the circumstances surrounding their tragic deaths in the upscale town of Dover, Massachusetts.