Law enforcement has confirmed that a family died in a murder-suicide a week after their bodies were found at their Massachusetts mansion.
Rakesh Kamal, 57, his wife Teena Kamal, 54, and their daughter Arianna Kamal, 18, were found dead by a concerned family member who had stopped by the sprawling Dover property on December 28.
The relative, who hadn't heard from the Kamals for “a day or two,” called 911 around 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Mr Morrissey's office said the coroner had confirmed Rakesh shot and killed his wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself.
Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey previously said a firearm was found “in the vicinity” of the father, adding that the deaths were believed to be the result of “a fatal incident of domestic violence”.
The .40-caliber Glock 22 found at the scene was not registered to Kamal, the prosecutor's office also revealed.
Rakesh and Teena Kamal founded the now-defunct education systems company EduNova in 2016 before the company dissolved in 2021. According to their archived biographies on the company's website, Rakesh was the president of EduNova, while Teena, a Harvard graduate, held the position of CEO.
Rakesh is listed as a graduate of Boston University, MIT Sloan School of Management and Stanford University.
Financial records show that the Kamals were apparently facing financial problems before their deaths. Their 27-room home on five acres, valued at more than $6.79 million, was foreclosed on last year and purchased by an LLC, according to records reviewed by The independent.
Teena Kamal had also filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy for her now-defunct education systems company, but the case was dismissed. The New York Post References.
The couple's daughter, Arianna, a freshman studying neuroscience at Middlebury College in Vermont, was visiting home for winter break when the tragedy unfolded. One of her teachers remembered her as a “brilliant student” and a talented singer.
“She was connected and engaged in the classroom and passionate about what she did,” Melissa Hammerle, who taught Arianna at Middlebury, said in a message to the university community. “She was a beautiful writer and always gave things 110 percent. He was a deeply spiritual person and engaged in the material of the first year of seminary.'
The family had no history of domestic violence and the police had never been called to the residence.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder-suicide.
“This is a fact to remember that domestic violence crises cut across all economic and social situations,” DA Morrisey said last week.
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