On Tuesday, citizens destroyed the three-storey house of a Yemeni, who lived in the Al-Hasaba area, Sana'a, after they accused of desecrating the Quran.
Eyewitnesses said the man tore the Quran and treaded on it before citizens but the reason for his violation has not been identified.
Some people in the area called the police and informed them about a person who insulted the Quran.
Seeing that the police did not take action, citizens who rallied after the dawn prayers from a number of mosques broke into the offender's house and destroyed it.
They also burned his two cars which were parked at the house and the furniture inside the house.
A parliament committee has been set up to investigate the incident.
(For similar incidents involving the scriptures of several different religions, see my recent comparative analysis of scripture desecration stories.)