Hello, I want to show that the cohomological dimension (say over Z or R) of some group $K$ is 1. $K$ occurs in an exact sequence $1 \to K \to \pi_1(X) \to \pi_1(C) \to 1$, where $\pi_1(X)$ has cohomological dimension 3 (in the same coefficients) and $C$ is a curve of genus greater than 2.
So I want a kind of additivity but this is not true in general. If I look at the associated fibration $BK \to B\pi_1(X) \to C$ and use Leray-Serre spectral sequence, I have some information on the cohomology of $BK$ and in fact can solve the problem if I assume that the action of the fundamental group of $B$ on the cohomology of the fiber is trivial. But I'm not familiar with cohomology with local coefficients and don't manage to show the general case.
Someone can help me ? (or solve this problem more directly ?) (or this is false in general ?)