Indian-origin family’s death in Massachusetts mansion ruled homicide-suicide

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An Indian-origin Massachusetts man found dead along with his wife and daughter was ruled as a suicide-homicide on Tuesday by local investigators.

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey’s office released a statement on Tuesday that said that 57-year-old Rakesh Kamal took his own life after shooting his 54-year-old wife and 18-year-old daughter.

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“Preliminary results provided to investigators confirms that Teena Kamal, 54, and her daughter Arianna Kamal, 18, were victims of homicide by gunshot,” the statement said.

“Rakesh Kamal, 57, their husband and father respectively, died by gunshot wound consistent with being self-inflicted,” it added.

Dover, where the Kamal family lived, is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Massachusetts state. The Kamals’ 11-bed, 13-bath house is estimated to be worth as much as $5 million.

The property went into foreclosure one year ago and was sold to the Massachusetts-based Wilsondale Associates LLC for $3 million, according to property records, as reported by the US tabloid New York Post on Wednesday.

Prior to the investigation, authorities reportedly found no signs of forced entry or break-ins. The gun used for the suicide-homicide, a .40-caliber Glock 22 pistol, was not registered to Rakesh Kamal.

Since Kamal was not licensed to operate the gun, authorities are trying to track the weapon’s history.

No prior reports of domestic violence was reported at the scene of crime previously, authorities said. They were known to have financial troubles. Teena is said to have filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in September 2022.

Reports said the family was found dead by a relative who visited the house to check on them.

Kamal, the father and suspect, was a graduate of Boston University, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Stanford University. He was also the managing director and chief technology officer for Harvard Business School Online from 2015 to 2019, according to a Boston Globe report on Tuesday.

Kamal’s wife Teena previously contributed to Boston-based Fidelity Investments and made contributions to Aegis Software Corp. and EMC Corporation, according to the same report. She was a graduate of Harvard University and Delhi University in India.

The two co-founded Edunova in 2016, dissolved in 2021.

Their daughter, Arianna, was reportedly a first-year student at Middlebury College.

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