Massachusetts wifes life insurance policy changed days before husband killed her, daughter in murder-suicide in $5M mansion: report

Massive debt, the threat of eviction and a last-minute change to a million-dollar life insurance policy culminated in a Massachusetts father killing his wife and daughter before taking his own life inside their $5 million home, according to a report.Rakesh Kamal, 57 and his wife, Teena, 54, and their 18-year-old daughter Arianna, were found dead in their Dover mansion as a result of a murder-suicide, authorities said.

Four days before the tragedy, a fax signed by Teena Kamal was sent to Virginia-based life insurance company Genworth requesting a change to her $1.25 million life insurance policy, according to the Boston Globe.The document sought to make Teena Kamal’s husband and daughter the primary benefactors while adding Rakesh’s brother, Manoj Kamal as the contingent or backup beneficiary.The original policy for Teena, 54, listed Rakesh, 57, who went by Rick, as the sole primary benefactor while Arianna was filed as the contingent, in case of her father’s death.Since January, Rakesh’s brother, Manoj, and Teena’s brother, Sandeep Bedi, are entangled in a court battle as they uncover their siblings’ dark financial past.Following the three deaths, Manoj, who was the one to discover the bodies inside the home, filed a claim with the life insurance company to collect the payout from the policy.Bedi, who is administering his sister’s estate, had “raised concerns” with the company regarding the circumstances of the deaths and the change of beneficiary form, according to the outlet.Trapped with a decision on who the money goes to, the life insurance company asked a federal court in Boston in April to decide the policy’s ultimate beneficiary.Manoj and Bedi have until Aug.

2 to respond to the filing.The two men can either settle or enter a potentially lengthy civil trial which could shed light on the motive behind the murder-suicide perpetrated by the reported “doting” father.Rakesh Kamal had amassed massive debt from the $3.8 million mortgage he...

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