Unidentified persons struck a Maruti showroom and looted cash worth lakhs of rupees after killing the security personnel on duty in an industrial area in Panchkula, police said on Tuesday.
When employees of the showroom came for duty in the morning, they found it ransacked and the body of the security guard, Parshuram, lying in a nearby car, police said.
It is estimated that the miscreants decamped with around Rs 15 to 20 lakh from the showroom late last night, they said.
Parshuram's body had injury marks and chilli powder has also been recovered from the spot, they added.
Further investigating into the matter was on.