The 30-share index, which had lost over 82 points in the past two sessions, fell further by 82.84 points, or 0.52 per cent, to 15,774.24 points with capital goods, metals and banking stocks leading the fall. The wide-based National Stock Exchange Nifty index also declined by 30.60 points, or 0.64 per cent, to 4,719.35.
Brokers said funds and retail investors engaged in selling activity on worries over lower quarterly corporate earnings results, to be announced later this month.
In addition, a weak trend in Asian region following overnight losses in the US market also dampened the trading sentiments here.
In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was trading 0.28 per cent down, while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.52 per cent in morning trade.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.02 per cent lower yesterday.