The former government school teacher went right at the two invaders and tossed a bucket of water at them. When one of the men grabbed at Premlata, she whacked him and his accomplice with a stick.
Neighbors heard the racket that was going on and called police.
Law enforcement officers arrived at the home within a matter of minutes and the thieves were arrested.
When Premlata went down to the police station to positively identify the criminals, she made them do sit-ups as punishment. Police gave the woman about $80 to acknowledge her bravery and also handed over a cellphone.