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Affluent Indian American Family of Three Found Dead in a ‘Domestic Violence Situation’ in Massachusetts

Affluent Indian American Family of Three Found Dead in a ‘Domestic Violence Situation’ in Massachusetts

  • While no motive or the manner of death have been established by the police, news reports speculated on financial problems of the family as possible cause of apparent murder-suicide.

A year-end tragedy unfolded when Rakesh Kamal, 57, his wife, Teena, 54, and their 18-year-old daughter, Ariana, were found dead in their home in Dover, Massachusetts, on Thursday.

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey characterized the apparent triple murder-suicide discovered on Thursday night as a “domestic violence situation.” A gun was apparently found near the husband’s body, but Morrissey did not say “whether all three family members were shot dead — and by whom,” the New York Post reported.

The police were alerted by a relative of the family who went to check on them upon not hearing from them for one or two days, the District Attorney disclosed. The unidentified relative called 911 after he discovered one of the bodies.

The seemingly wealthy family home is located in a wealthy and safe neighborhood, local media reports said, even though the 11-bedroom house estimated anywhere between $5 million and $6.7 million was in foreclosure.

Despite the obvious financial troubles that the parents were going through, the district attorney refused to speculate on a motive for the slayings. News reports quoted the DA as saying, “There’s been no police reports, there’s been no problems, no domestic issues, no nothing at that house or in the entire neighborhood that I’m aware of.”

The Daily Mail reported a foreclosure notice on the couple’s home, assessed at $6.7 million. The home “sits on a private road dotted with about eight mansions that sell for upward of $5M each, and are sprawled across acres of land.”

NBC reported that the Kamal family’s home, “at the end of a private road lined with large homes, was decorated festively for Christmas on Friday, and a sign outside on Wilson’s Way welcomed visitors to Enchanted Acres. Another sign read Kamals, under an image of a horse’s head.”

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The Kamals, according to the Post, “had purchased the 19,000-square-foot estate – which boasts 11 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms – for $4 million in 2019, according to the records.” The couple reportedly run a Massachusetts-based education systems company called EduNova. The ‘student success system’ company was launched in 2016 but was dissolved in December 2021, state records show, according to the Post.

The Harvard-educated Teena was listed as one of the board of directors for the American Red Cross of Massachusetts. The teen daughter was a student at Middlebury College, a private liberal arts school in Vermont.

(Photos, courtesy of social media)

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