New Delhi: A video of popular Marathi kirtankar Indurikar Maharaj has become the centre of new controversy as in the video he can be seen preaching his followers about ways to determine the sex of the unborn child through the date of intercourse.

A video of his kirtan at a hamlet in Ahmednagar district, where he made the purported remarks, has gone viral on social media, PTI reported.

“If intercourse with a woman is done on even date, a male child is born and if intercourse is done on an odd date, a girl child is born. If intercourse is done on inauspicious timing, the child that is born would bring a bad name to the family,” Indurikar Maharaj can purportedly be heard saying while giving the sermon in his distinct rustic style.

The kirtankar is also purportedly heard saying that if the “timing” (of intercourse) is missed, the quality of the output (child) will be sub-standard.

A government official said that his remarks can attract action under the provisions of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act.

(With PTI Inputs)