Rakesh Kamal murder-suicide case shocks Massachusetts community

The internet has been abuzz with the case of Rakesh Kamal’s suicide. An Indian couple, Rakesh Kamal, 57, and Teena Kamal, 54, along with their 18-year-old daughter Arianna, were found lifeless in their Massachusetts residence. Rakesh Kamal was an alumnus of Stanford University, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Boston University, while his wife Teena was educated at Delhi University and Harvard University.

A firearm was found near Rakesh’s body, leading the police to describe the situation as a domestic abuse tragedy. The cause of death for the trio is yet to be announced, pending the determination of the medical examiner. The incident, initially reported as a murder-suicide, has caused a stir online, with many expressing their grief over the shocking incident.

Medical officials in Massachusetts, following the post-mortem inspection, have now concluded that the deaths of Rakesh and Teena Kamal and their daughter Arianna were a murder-suicide. The family was found deceased in their $5 million Dover, Massachusetts property on December 28, with a firearm found near Rakesh Kamal’s body.

Norfolk district attorney Michael Morrissey, in a press release, confirmed that the chief medical examiner’s office had established that Teena and her daughter Arianna were killed by gunshots. The press release also stated that Rakesh Kamal died from a gunshot wound that appeared self-inflicted.

It’s believed that Rakesh used a Glock 22 in.40 caliber, although complete forensic and ballistics testing had not yet been completed. What’s more, Rakesh did not have the required license to own the firearm, nor was it registered in his name. To trace the firearm’s origin, the Massachusetts State Police have reached out to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, their report verifies that Teena and Arianna were victims of a gunshot. The cause of Rakesh’s death was a gunshot wound that was consistent with self-infliction. The final autopsy report is expected to be out in the coming weeks.

The firearm found with Rakesh is believed to be a Glock 22 in.40 caliber, but full forensic and ballistics testing are still underway. Rakesh was not licensed to possess this firearm and it was not registered under his name. The Massachusetts State Police have engaged the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to assist with tracking the firearm’s origin. The incident is still under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police and Dover.

Initial investigations suggest that the incident was a case of domestic abuse, with no signs of external involvement. The District Attorney confirmed that only the deceased family members were present in the residence at the time of the incident. The area, one of the wealthiest in the state, is known for being peaceful and safe.

The Kamals formerly operated an educational systems company, EduNova, which has since ceased operations. Online records suggest that the couple had previously encountered financial difficulties. Their company was established in 2016, but was dissolved in December 2021. Teena, identified as the company’s chief operational officer on the EduNova website, held degrees from Delhi University in India and Harvard University.