Family found dead inside mansion

DOVER, MA – A gruesome domestic violence incident resulted in the death of a financially troubled family in their Dover-based mansion. The Kamal family, comprising of Rakesh Kamal, 57, wife Teena Kamal, 54, and their 18-year-old daughter Ariana were found deceased by authorities on Friday. The mansion, valued at approximately $5.45 million, was said to have been discovered around 7:30 PM, Thursday, as per Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey.

The district attorney, who refrained from labeling the case as a murder-suicide until a medical examiner’s ruling, confirmed a firearm’s presence near Rakesh’s deceased body. The specifics of the deaths and their perpetrator are yet to be disclosed.

In the face of recent financial challenges, online records revealed that the opulent estate was foreclosed just a year prior, eventually selling for $3 million to Wilsondale Associates LLC. The Kamals, being the property’s sole inhabitants, had initially bought the mansion, spanning 19,000 square feet, for $4 million back in 2019.

Rakesh and Teena, known also as Rick, were prior proprietors of EduNova, an education systems company, although it was dissolved in 2021. Teena, also noted for her Harvard alumni status, was recognized for her role as one of the directors on the board of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts. Conversely, the couple’s daughter Ariana was pursuing neuroscience at the well-esteemed Middlebury College.

Despite the affluent neighborhood and the high-profile backgrounds of the Kamals, no prior domestic incidents or police reports gave warning signs for such a tragic end.

Investigations regarding the case continue, with authorities ruling out involvement from external parties. The Norfolk DA’s office, however, seeks to assure citizens that there is no lingering threat in relation to the incident.