On Thursday, the Sensex slumped over 750 points to end at a six-month low and the Nifty ended below the 10,300-mark Thursday as global indices witnessed across-the-board losses after investor sentiment was hit by heavy sell-off in world markets.
Continuous outflows by foreign funds also added to investor woes.
The BSE Sensex which commenced with a gap down opening, cracked over 1,000 points, breaching the 34,000-mark and hit a low of 33,723.53, before staging a partial recovery to touch a high of 34,325.09 in afternoon trade.
The gauge finally ended 759.74 points, or 2.19 per cent, lower at 34,001.15. This is the lowest closing since April 11. It had gained 461.42 points Wednesday.
The NSE Nifty settled at 10,234.65, down 225.45 points, or 2.16 per cent. It moved between 10,138.60 and 10,335.95 in day trade.