Mysterious Murder: Indian American family found dead in mansion in Massachusetts

Written on 01/17/2024
Asia91 Team

In a tragic incident, a wealthy Indian American family was found dead in their $5 million mansion in Dover, located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The victims included Rakesh Kamal, aged 57, his 54-year-old wife Teena, and their 18-year-old daughter, Ariana. 

Authorities, after the autopsy, have ruled it a murder-suicide where Kamal First killed his wife and then daughter before shooting himself.



A relative, concerned about their silence for a day or two, visited the family's mansion and discovered the three bodies. The DA revealed no prior police reports or domestic incidents related to the residence. He expressed condolences to the Kamal family and suggested that tensions in relationships often escalate during the holiday season.


Teena and her husband, also known as Rick, had previously operated an education systems company named EduNova, which is now bygone. The district attorney referred to this heart-wrenching incident as a 'domestic violence situation' and mentioned the presence of a gun near the husband's body. 


Authorities have refrained from speculating about the motive behind these tragic slayings and noted that the couple had faced financial difficulties in recent years, according to online records.


Although the investigation remained in its early stages, the DA's office stated that available evidence did not suggest the involvement of any outside party. It indicated that this was a domestic violence-related tragedy.


The family's extensive mansion, valued at approximately $5.45 million, had gone into foreclosure a year ago and was subsequently sold to Massachusetts-based Wilsondale Associates LLC for $3 million. The Kamals had purchased the 19,000-square-foot estate with 11 bedrooms for $4 million in 2019.


The victims were the sole occupants of the mansion at the time, and the neighborhood, considered one of the wealthiest in the state, was characterized as 'a nice neighborhood, a safe community' by the DA.


According to state records, EduNova, their company was founded in 2016 but dissolved in December 2021. Teena Kamal served as the company's chief operating officer and was listed as an alumna of Harvard University and Delhi University. According to his EduNova biography, Rakesh Kamal studied at Boston University, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Stanford University before joining the company.


According to filings, Teena Kamal filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in September 2022, with her liabilities estimated between $1 million and $10 million. However, the case was dismissed two months later due to insufficient documentation.


The couple's daughter was attending Middlebury College, a private liberal arts school in Vermont, at an annual cost of $64,800. Her LinkedIn profile indicated that she was studying neuroscience.