Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sept. 12 -- The prime index of Bangladesh's key bourse slumped below the 'psychological' threshold of 5,000-mark once again on Wednesday, hitting 32-month low, as investors continued to dump their holdings to escape further loss.

DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), lost 75.78 points or 1.51 per cent to settle at 32 month-low to 4,933. On December 21, 2016, the index was 4,924.

Two other indices also saw sharp fall. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, plunged 21.92 points to finish at 1,736 and the DSE Shariah Index shed 14 points to close at 1,155.

Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, however, went up to BDT 5.02 billion, which was 23 per cent higher than the previous day's BDT 4.07 bi...