A benchmark index of Indian equities on Tuesday fell sharply during the last 30 minutes to close 89 points lower, ending a volatile but range-bound trading day.
The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,461.98 points, closed at 20,385.93 points (provisional), down 89.8 points or 0.44 per cent from its previous close at 20,475.73 points.
It had risen to an intra-day high of 20,560.54 points and hit an intra-day low of 20,383.16 points.
At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the 50-share S&P CNX Nifty ended at 6,139.7 points, down 0.32 per cent.
Broader markets, however, closed in the green. The BSE midcap closed 0.83 per cent up and the BSE smallcap index 1.23 per cent higher.