India, Dec. 23 -- Several Canadian civil society groups with roots in Pakistan have sought a "thorough investigation" into what they have described as the "murder" of 37-year-old Karima Baloch, whose corpse was found by Toronto police this week after she had gone missing.

Toronto police have already said it was a "non-criminal death". In a tweet, they reiterated that "no foul play is suspected" and that they have "updated the family" in this regard.

However, in an open letter, a group of organisations has urged the Canadian government "to undertake immediate and thorough investigation, bring the perpetrators to justice, and take just, diplomatic and political course of action in case any foreign country or group were found to be involve...