Money on the markets
A maturing market amid the mayhem
The benchmark closed down 240.51 points at 11,876.43, while the Nifty ended 1.7 percent down at 3,620.70.
The fall in the Sensex was led by ICICI Bank, Infosys, Reliance Industries and HDFC.
On the sectoral front, the BSE Banking Index shed 3.2 percent, followed by the Metal Index which ended down 2.5 percent. The BSE Consumer Durable Index, however, ended higher at 1.8 percent.