A tragic incident of domestic violence occurred in Dover, Massachusetts, resulting in the deaths of a couple and their teenage daughter. The family members were identified as Teena Kamal, 54, Arianna Kamal, 18, and Rakesh Kamal, 57. Their bodies were discovered inside their home on Wilson’s Way by a relative who promptly called 911. Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey provided an update on the investigation in a news conference.
At this time, authorities are not confirming whether the incident is a murder-suicide. The medical examiner’s office is currently investigating the cause and manner of the deaths. However, a gun was found near Rakesh Kamal’s body. Morrissey emphasized that the tragedy appeared to be the result of domestic violence. Massachusetts residents were reminded of the domestic violence hotline (877-785-2020) should they require assistance.
Arianna Kamal, a Middlebury College student, was recently identified as a victim, and her mother, Teena Kamal, served as the president of the Upper School Parents’ Association at Milton Academy. The tight-knit community mourns their loss.
Dover police were alerted to the incident when a family member, who had not heard from the Kamals in one or two days, made a 911 call. The bodies of the man, woman, and their teenage daughter were discovered when officers arrived at the home. The scene was secured, and state police detectives were called in to assist with the investigation.
As investigations continue, the focus remains on the safety and well-being of the Dover community. Authorities emphasized that this was an isolated incident confined to the individual dwelling, and there was no risk to other residents.
As a result of this devastating event, we are reminded of the prevalence and seriousness of domestic violence. For those experiencing such situations, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides support and resources. Assistance can be obtained by calling 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), visiting www.thehotline.org, or texting LOVEIS to 22522.
As the Dover community grieves the loss of the Kamal family, District Attorney Morrissey urges residents to keep them in their thoughts and prayers and to find solace in their own safety. The investigation remains ongoing as officials work to uncover the details surrounding this tragic incident.