The 30-share index, which had lost 769.41 points in the previous session, plunged further by 221.94 points, or 1.19 percent, to 18,376.34 with stocks of capital goods, metal and banking leading the fall.

In a similar fashion, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty fell by 53.65 points, or 0.97 percent, to 5,454.10.

Brokers said sustained selling by funds as rupee tumbled to all-time low raised fears of slowing economic growth mainly influenced the sentiment.

(Agencies)

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