Once the dust settles and emotions are contained within manageable parameters, the burning desire to get at the bottom of the conundrum surfaces..the need to unravel the mystery.. To have faces, names, groups, strategies, plans exposed.
For a couple of reasons. First to comprehend in order to analyse what went wrong and what precautions can obliterate future repetitions. Second, on a psychological level, a gratification at having exposed the criminal and a certain sense of solace, for want of a better word, that perhaps someday the guilty will be brought to book.
Its mentally draining sometimes to elucidate on a heinous crime. The anomaly of a situation where all that seems in ones control, is anger. Evoking the mature side, we have to look for ways to channelise that anger into constructive action and determined effort. It may seem like a digression, but Nitish Kataras mother, Neelam is an example of fortitude in the face of tragedy.