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Massachusetts Kamal family cause of death in $5 million mansion revealed

Authorities have revealed how a family of three wound up dead in their $5 million Massachusetts mansion Thursday night with no sign of break-ins.

Investigators determined that the tragedy that claimed the lives of Rakesh and Teena Kamal as well as their teenage daughter Arianna was the result of a murder-suicide, the Norfolk District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday.

Rakesh Kamal, 57, is believed to have shot dead his 54-year-old wife Teena and 18-year-old daughter Arianna before turning the gun on himself inside their sprawling Dover home, prosecutors said, according to NBC-Boston.

A .40-caliber Glock 22, which was not registered to Rakesh, was recovered at the scene, officials said.

District Attorney Michael Morrissey previously described their deaths as a “domestic violence situation” and said there was no evidence of the involvement of any outside party as a gun was found near the husband’s body.

But the prosecutor stopped short of calling the tragedy a murder-suicide — or even confirming that the three were shot — until the medical examiner conducted autopsies.

The .40-caliber Glock 22 Rakesh Kamal fired was not his, though the gun was recovered at the scene, officials said. RickKamal/X
Rakesh Kamal is believed to have shot dead his 54-year-old wife Teena and 18-year-old daughter Arianna before killing himself. Blogwithmom.com

A relative made the grim discovery when they stopped by the 11-bed, 13-bath home the Thursday after Christmas to check on the family after failing to get in contact with any of them. The mansion — estimated to be worth $5.45 million — still had Christmas lights up as police cars blocked its entrance the next day.

The couple’s daughter, a freshman studying neuroscience at Middlebury College in Vermont, was home for winter break at the time of her murder.

The Kamals were facing financial troubles before the murder-suicide, according to records reviewed by The Post.

Investigators determined Teena Kamal as well as the daughter Arianna had been the result of a murder-suicide, the Norfolk District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday. RedCross.org

Their massive home, a 19,000-square-foot estate, went into foreclosure one year ago and was sold to the Massachusetts-based Wilsondale Associates LLC for $3 million, according to property records.

The family purchased the home in 2019 for $4 million, the records show.

Teena — who previously ran an education systems company called EduNova with her husband — also filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in September 2022, listing between $1 million and $10 million in liabilities, filings show. The case, however, was dismissed two months later due to insufficient documentation. 

After the father killed his wife and daughter Arianna Kamal — Rakesh turned the gun on himself, investigators believe. ariakamal/Linkedin

EduNova was launched in 2016 but was dissolved in December 2021, according to state records.

The family had no previous reports involving domestic issues, according to Morrissey.

“This is very unfortunate and our heart goes out to the entire Kamal family on this terrible tragedy,” he said at the initial press briefing.

Police are seen investigating the deaths on Wilson’s Way where the Kamal’s mansion is shown. Boston Globe via Getty Images
Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey held a press conference at the Dover Police Department following the shooting, as the incident is being investigated. Boston Globe via Getty Images

“I hate to see it at any time,” Morrissey added of domestic violence incidents. “I think some of the tensions that people feel in relationships often come out around the holidays.”

If you or someone you know is in danger of domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or Safe Horizon at 1-800-621-HOPE.

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