Yes, I came here to say the exact same thing. I did manage to work around it though, only because I wasn't worried about a 'no casualties' completion. This is a zero-stealth/solo play-through for me.
Well the requirement from the monks is actually 'No fatalities' so you can deal with the guy in the chest with a rare (blue) nekomata (tech weapon) with a pax mod on it and shoot him in the leg or something. Then there is also the kiroshi optics upgrade that makes all of your attacks non fatal, that ought to work too with any tech weapon, but I havent tried it.
Not sure that it changes what reward you get (if any) for the mission, but it does make the monk a little less annoying at the end of the mission. You can always wait until after he has gone and finish off the maelstrom guys and get the street cred or whatever for actually killing them afterwards.