Markets in red, Sensex down 81 points (Second Lead)

Mumbai, April 21 (Inditop) Indian equities markets closed in the red Tuesday, with a key index shutting shop 81.39 points lower than its previous close.

The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 10,765.39 points, fell 81.39 points or 0.74 percent to close at 10,979.5 points.

Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) lost 0.35 percent from the previous close to end trade at 3,365.3 points.

The BSE midcap index lost 0.16 percent, while the BSE smallcap index was up 0.42 percent.