The woman collapsed while she was hitting the intruder to prevent him from coming inside.
A 65-year-old woman died yesterday while attacking a man who allegedly tried to barge into her house in Delhi's Shastri Nagar area, the police said.
It is suspected that Kalu, 26, a mentally challenged man, tried to barge into Gayatri Devi's residence at around 5 pm with an intention to steal, a police officer said.
Devi collapsed while she was hitting Kalu to prevent him from coming inside, he added.
Kalu was apprehended from the spot and is currently in police custody.
Her neighbours told the police that she was a heart patient and diabetic.