The woman, identified as Nidhi, appeared before Patna SSP Manu Maharaj this afternoon with Pankaj Sharma, the driver of Congress MLA Siddarth Singh.
    
The SSP confirmed appearance of the woman with her friend and said Nidhi claimed she has been in a relationship with Pankaj for the past two years.

The SSP said the woman further claimed that she had fled with Pankaj and was not abducted as projected by her father. The two also told the police they had married last night.
    
"The police will record statement of the two and send the woman for medical examination", the SSP said.

Talking to mediapersons outside the SSP's office, the woman accused her father of marrying her off to a 50-year-old man against her wish. When she resisted, he lodged an FIR against Bikram MLA Siddarth Singh, she alleged.
    
Asked about role of the MLA in her escape from home, she told reporters the MLA had no role and she in fact did not know him.

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