After coming out as Gauri, MTV Splitsvilla 8 contestant Gaurav Arora revealed a shocking detail of his life that happened when he was 11-year-old. Gaurav, who embraced a new life as Gauri, shared a horrifying experience of being raped when he was just 11.
In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Gaurav said that he was blamed for dressing like a girl. "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," he said.
"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 he informed his mother what happened with him, she discouraged him from telling his father, but Gaurav went ahead and told him. His father called the police and confronted the boys, but by that time people in his area came to know what happened to him. "Because I was different, it was as though I had asked for it," Gaurav said.
Gaurav, one of the most good-looking and strongest MTV Splitsvilla contestants, came out as Gauri recently and took social media by storm. The MTV Splitsvilla 8 contestant opened up about his transformation and now wants everyone to treat him like any other girl.