Ex-'Splitsvilla' contestant Gaurav Arora says he was raped at the age of 11

Oct 13, 2016, 15:04 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Ex-'Splitsvilla' contestant Gaurav Arora, who grabbed headlines by transforming into Gauri, made a shocking revelation about being raped when he was 11 by his peers because he dressed like a girl

Shocking! Ex-'Splitsvilla' contestant Gaurav Arora says he was raped at the age of 11
Ex-'Splitsvilla' contestant Gaurav Arora says he was raped at the age of 11

Ex-'Splitsvilla' contestant Gaurav Arora, who grabbed headlines by transforming into Gauri Arora, made a shocking revelation about being raped at the age of 11 by his peers because he dressed like a girl.

In an interview with Hindustan Times, Gaurav Arora revealed he was raped by his peers when he was 11. Gaurav said that when it happened, it was him who was blamed as he dressed like a girl.

Tallking to Hindustan Times, Gaurav Arora said, "I was blamed then, that it occurred because I dressed like a girl. These were boys from my tuition class who were about six or seven years older than me. One day at the park, they got me to stay late and talked to me affectionately. Initially, I was revelling in the attention from the big boys. Maybe it was my innate attraction towards boys, which I am aware of now, but I was very innocent at the time. Before I knew it, they were caressing and kissing then manhandling me and molesting me and I was in pain. I knew this was wrong although I didn’t know exactly how."

When Gaurav Arora informed his mother about the incident, she discouraged him from telling his father, but Gaurav went ahead and told him. His father called the police and confronted the boys.

Gaurav Arora said everyone in his area came to know of it and wherever he went, they would laugh at him. "Because I was different, it was as though I had asked for it," he said.

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